When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific service provider. On their end, 3 records are created automatically right after the Internet domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that manages the e-mails for that particular domain. The site and the email hosting are often perceived as one thing, when they're in reality two different services. Having different records for them will allow you to have them with different providers if you'd like. For instance, some new provider may have exceptional uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by employing an A record to point the Internet domain to the former and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you will get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you want to open a website or send an e-mail - in any case, the company whose name servers are used for the domain will be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you've set records different from their own, the right web/mail server will then be contacted and you are going to see the needed website or your email is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account from our company and you would like to move either your website or your emails to another company, it'll take you literally just two clicks to do it. Our Hepsia Control Panel comes with an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domain names and subdomains will be listed alphabetically and you're going to be able to see and modify the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you want to use a different e-mail provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the standard two, it won't take more than a couple of mouse clicks either to add them. You can also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the higher the priority a particular MX record will have. The propagation of every record that you modify or set up isn't going to take more than several 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 Servers

Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for any one of your domain addresses or subdomains is extremely easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us. The accounts are maintained through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you may click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as simple as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you will not experience any problems if you wish to point your website or emails to some other provider while keeping the second service with our company. If required, you can also create additional MX records and set a certain priority depending on the instructions of the new provider.