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 provider. On their end, three records are set up automatically when 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 name where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that handles the e-mails for that specific domain name. The website and the e-mail hosting are usually regarded as one thing, while they're in fact two different services. Having separate records for them will permit you to have them with different providers if you wish. As an illustration, some new provider might have outstanding uptime for your website, but you may not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain to the first and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you could get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you want to open a website or send an e-mail - either way, the company whose name servers are used for the domain address will be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you have 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 Website Hosting

If you have a cloud website hosting account through our company and you want to switch either your site or your emails to another provider, it will take you literally only 2 mouse clicks to do this. Our Hepsia CP comes with 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 modify the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you decide to use a different e-mail provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the standard 2, it will not 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 greater the priority a certain MX record will have. The propagation of every record that you modify or create is not going to take more than a few hours and if required, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, which shows how long a record will stay active after it's modified or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to view and edit the A and MX records for every one of the domain addresses or subdomains that you host inside the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to manage the account, provides an innovative, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to change their records with no more than a couple of mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it's going to be just as easy - choose the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you're going to be ready. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case you decide to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records apart from the two standard ones. If you ever experience any issues, we have a detailed Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or edit any record.