Each registered domain has at least two Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your Internet domain to the servers of a certain hosting company. That way, you have got both your website and your emails managed by the very same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are lots of other records, like A and MX. The first one shows which server handles the website for a given domain name and is always an IP address (, while the latter shows which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, when you type a domain in your Internet browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you will be sent to the servers of a different company in case you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain name. Having different records for the site and the emails suggests that you can have your site and your emails with 2 different providers if you'd like.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you have a cloud website hosting account with our company and you want to direct either your site or your emails to a different service provider, it is going to take you literally just two clicks to do it. Our Hepsia CP offers an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically and you will be able to see and modify the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you decide to use a different email provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the standard two, it's not going to take more than a few mouse clicks either to add them. You can even set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the higher the priority a given MX record will have. The propagation of any record that you modify or set up won't take more than a few hours and if required, 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.