Any time you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific provider. On their end, three records are created 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 Internet domain where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that deals with the emails for that particular domain name. The website and the e-mail hosting are typically regarded as one thing, when they are actually two different services. Having different records for them will permit you to have them with different providers if you would like. As an illustration, some new service provider might have superb uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your emails from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain to the former and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you could get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you want to open a site or send an email - in either case, the provider 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 correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you'll see the needed website or your email will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have a cloud website hosting account from our company and you want to switch either your site or your emails to an alternative service provider, it'll take you literally just two mouse clicks to do it. Our Hepsia Control Panel provides an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains will be listed alphabetically and you will be able to see and edit the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you decide to use a different email provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two, it won't take more than a couple of clicks either to add them. You may also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the higher the priority a particular MX record is going to have. The propagation of every record that you change or set up will not take more than several hours and if needed, you will also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, that reveals how long a record will remain active after it is modified or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to see and edit the A and MX records for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains you host in the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage the account, provides an state-of-the-art, though easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to change their records with no more than several clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it will be equally easy - select the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be all set. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case you decide to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records aside from the 2 standard ones. If you ever experience any issues, we have a in-depth Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or change any record.