Every single registered domain name has a minimum of two Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you point your domain name to the servers of a certain website hosting company. In this way, you have both your website and your e-mails managed by the very same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), however, there are a number of other records, for instance A and MX. The first one shows which server deals with the website for a given domain and is always an IP address (, while the second one shows which server handles the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, whenever you type a domain name in your web browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you will be forwarded to the servers of another company if 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 emails means that you could have your site and your emails with 2 different providers if you would like.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account from our company and you would like to switch either your site or your emails to another provider, it's going to take you literally just two clicks to do so. 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 change the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you wish to use a different email provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two, it won't take more than a few clicks either to add them. You may also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the higher the priority a certain MX record will have. The propagation of any record that you change or create is not going to take more than several hours and if needed, 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.