Each registered domain name has no less than 2 Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your Internet domain to the servers of a particular web hosting company. In this way, you have both your website and your emails handled by the exact same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there is a variety of other records, such as A and MX. The former shows which server manages the website for a given domain name and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter indicates which server manages the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, when you enter a domain in your browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you could be sent 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 different records for the site and the emails suggests that you can have your website and your emails with 2 different providers if you'd like.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting account from our company and you want to move either your site or your emails to another company, it will take you literally only two mouse clicks to do this. Our Hepsia Control Panel offers an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains will be listed alphabetically and you'll be able to see and change the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you wish to use a different e-mail provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2, it is not going to take more than a few clicks either to add them. You can even 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 any record that you change or set up isn't going to take more than a few hours and if required, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, which indicates how long a record will remain active after it's changed or deleted.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages we provide, you will have 100 % control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has via the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and modifying any record takes only a couple of mouse clicks. If you choose to switch your web or email hosting provider, you can update the necessary record and direct your domain address to the other company for one of the services, as you still carry on using the other one through us. You can also keep the main domain address here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you're modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two that we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for each and every one.