Whenever you add a domain as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular service provider. On their end, three records are set up automatically when the domain name is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that handles the e-mails for that particular domain address. The website and the e-mail hosting are typically perceived as one thing, while they're in reality two different services. Having independent records for them will permit you to have them with different providers if you wish. For example, some new service provider can have exceptional uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain address to the first and MX records to have the e-mails with the second, you will get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you want to open a website or send an e-mail - in either case, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain address 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 will see the needed site 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 direct either your site or your e-mails to a different service provider, it is going to take you literally only two clicks to do so. Our Hepsia CP comes with an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domain names and subdomains will be listed alphabetically and you'll be able to see and change the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you decide to use a different email provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the standard two, it's not going to take more than a few clicks either to add them. You can also 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 each record that you modify or create is not going to take more than several hours and if required, you will also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, that shows how long a record will remain active after it's modified or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, allows you to view the A and MX records for every one of the domains or subdomains in your account and if necessary, to change any of them or set up new ones. Controlling these records is quite easy as all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so updating a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes just a few more clicks and if you experience any problems, you can check out our instructional videos on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by individuals with no previous experience, yet advanced enough to provide you with 100 % control of all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're switching your e-mails to a different provider and they ask you to create more than 2 different MX records, you can choose the priority of each one.