Every registered domain has at least two Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain address to the servers of a particular web hosting provider. That way, you've got both your website and your e-mails managed by the very same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are lots of other records, for instance A and MX. The first one reveals which server deals with the website for a given domain and is always an IP address (123.123.123.123), while the latter shows which server deals with the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For instance, when you type a domain name in your browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you may be sent to the servers of a different company provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having independent records for the website and the e-mails suggests that you may have your site and your e-mails with two different providers if you'd like.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have a cloud website hosting account from our company and you wish to switch either your website or your e-mails to a different service provider, it is going to take you literally only two clicks to do so. Our Hepsia Control Panel offers an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domain names and subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically and you will be able to see and edit the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you wish to use a different email provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two, it won't take more than a couple of clicks either to add them. You could also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the bigger the priority a given MX record is going to have. The propagation of each record that you change or set up will not take more than several hours and if needed, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, which reveals how long a record will remain active after it's changed or deleted.