Every single registered domain name has a minimum of two Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain name to the servers of a particular web hosting company. This way, you have got both your site and your emails managed by the exact same provider. 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 first one reveals which server manages the site for a given domain address and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter shows which server handles the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, any time you type a domain address in your Internet browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain uses and from there you may be directed to the servers of a different service provider if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having separate records for the site and the e-mails means that you can have your site and your e-mails with two different providers if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting

If you have a website hosting account with our company and you wish to switch either your site or your e-mails to a different service provider, it's going to take you literally just 2 clicks to do it. Our Hepsia CP provides an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domain names and subdomains will be listed alphabetically and you'll 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 standard two, it will not take more than a few mouse clicks either to add them. You can also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the bigger the priority a certain MX record is going to have. The propagation of every record that you change or create is not going to take more than a few hours and if necessary, you will also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, that indicates how long a record will remain active after it's changed or deleted.