Each registered domain name has no less than 2 Name Server records which show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain address to the servers of a certain web hosting provider. In this way, you've got both your site and your e-mails handled by the very same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there is a variety of other records, for example A and MX. The first one shows which server deals with the site for a given domain address and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the second one shows which server deals with the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, any time you enter a domain in your web browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you could be forwarded to the servers of a different service provider in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain. Having separate records for the site and the emails means you could have your website and your e-mails with two different companies if you'd like.

Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting

If you have a web hosting account through our company and you wish to move either your site or your e-mails to another service provider, it'll take you literally only two clicks to do this. Our Hepsia CP offers an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains will be listed alphabetically and you are going to be able to see and edit the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you decide to use a different e-mail provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2, it won't take more than a couple of mouse clicks either to add them. You may also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the higher the priority a particular MX record is going to have. The propagation of every record that you modify or set up is not going to take more than several hours and if necessary, you will also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, which indicates how long a record will remain active after it's modified or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With the semi-dedicated packages which we provide, you're going to have total control over the records of all domains and subdomains you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records every one of them has from the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and modifying any record requires as little as a few clicks. If you decide to change your web or email hosting provider, you can update the necessary record and direct your domain name to the other company for one of the services, as you still continue using the other one through us. Also you can keep the main domain address here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. In case you are editing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard 2 we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for every one.

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