Any time you add a domain as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific company. On their end, three records are created automatically as soon as the domain name is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain address where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that manages the emails for that particular domain. The website and the e-mail hosting are generally considered to be one thing, when they're actually two different services. Having different records for them will permit you to have them with different companies if you want. As an example, some new service provider could have exceptional uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the 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 site or send an email - in either case, the company whose name servers are used for the domain name is going to 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'll 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 with our company and you wish to switch either your site or your e-mails to a different provider, it'll take you literally only 2 mouse clicks to do it. Our Hepsia CP comes with 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 want to use a different e-mail provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the standard 2, it won't take more than a few 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 any record that you modify or create 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 indicates how long a record will stay active after it's changed or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our semi-dedicated hosting service, will permit you to see the A and MX records for any of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if needed, to change any of them or set up new ones. Controlling these records is quite easy because all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so updating a record is as simple as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes just a couple of more clicks and in case you experience any issues, you can check out our instructional videos on how to create A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by individuals with no previous experience, yet advanced enough to offer you 100 % control over all records and to allow you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're switching your emails to a different provider and they ask you to set up more than 2 different MX records, you can choose the priority of each one.