Every single registered domain has no less than 2 Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain name to the servers of a certain website hosting provider. In this way, you've got both your site and your emails managed by the exact same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there are lots of other records, for instance A and MX. The former shows which server deals with the website for a given domain name and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter indicates which server deals with the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, when you type a domain in your web browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain uses and from there you will be directed to the servers of a different provider provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain. Having independent records for the website and the emails suggests that you may have your site and your emails with two different companies if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting account from our company and you wish to point either your website or your emails to a different provider, it is going to take you literally only 2 clicks to do so. Our Hepsia Control Panel comes with an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domain names and subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically and you're going to be able to see and modify the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you want to use a different email provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2, it won't take more than a few clicks either to add them. You can also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the greater the priority a given MX record will have. The propagation of any record that you modify or create won't take more than several hours and if needed, you will also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, which indicates how long a record will stay active after it's changed or deleted.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you're going to be able to view and update the A and MX records for each of the domains or subdomains which you host inside the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to take care of the account, offers an sophisticated, although easy-to-use tool where all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to change their records with no more than a couple of clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it's going to be equally easy - pick the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be ready. Additionally, you will be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case you choose to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records other than the 2 standard ones. If you experience any issues, we have a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or change any record.