Whenever you add a domain as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific provider. On their end, 3 records are created automatically right after the domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain name where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that deals with the e-mails for that particular Internet domain. The website and the e-mail hosting are typically thought to be one thing, while they are in reality two different services. Having separate records for them will permit you to have them with different companies if you wish. For instance, some new company may have outstanding uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your emails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the Internet domain to the first and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you can get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a website or send an email - in any case, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain address is going to be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you've set records different from their own, the correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you're going to see the needed website or your e-mail 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 want to move either your site or your e-mails to another provider, it is going to take you literally simply 2 clicks to do it. 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'll be able to see and change the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you choose to use a different email provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the standard 2, it is not going to take more than a few mouse clicks either to add them. Also you can set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the bigger the priority a particular MX record is going to have. The propagation of every record that you modify or set up will not take more than a few hours and if required, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, that reveals how long a record will remain active after it's modified or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and editing the A or MX records for each of your domain addresses or subdomains is very easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us. The accounts are managed through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you could click on any one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even when you have never dealt with such matters before, you simply won't experience any issues if you want to point your site or emails to an alternative provider while keeping the second service with our company. If required, you could also create additional MX records and set a certain priority in accordance with the recommendations of the new provider.