When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular provider. On their end, three records are set up automatically the moment the domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain address where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that manages the e-mails for that specific domain address. The website and the email hosting are generally thought to be one thing, when they're in fact two different services. Having different records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you would like. For instance, some new provider may have excellent uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by employing an A record to point the Internet domain to the former and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you will get the best of both providers. These records are checked whenever you want to open a site or send an email - in any case, the company whose name servers are used for the domain 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 site or your email is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting

If you have a web hosting account through our company and you would like to switch either your website or your emails to another company, it'll take you literally only two mouse clicks to do so. Our Hepsia CP provides an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domain names and subdomains will be listed alphabetically and you are going to be able to see and modify 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 2, it will not take more than a few mouse clicks either to add them. You may also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the greater the priority a given MX record is going to have. The propagation of any record that you change or create 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, which shows how long a record will remain active after it is changed or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our semi-dedicated hosting, allows you to view 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 create new ones. Managing these records is very easy because 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 in case you experience any troubles, you can check out our educational videos on how to create A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by people with little or no previous experience, yet advanced enough to provide you with full control over all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are pointing your e-mails to a different service provider and they ask you to set up more than two different MX records, you may choose the priority of each one.