Whenever you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular company. 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 Internet domain where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that handles the emails for that particular domain. The site and the e-mail hosting are usually thought to be one thing, while they are actually two different services. Having different records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you'd like. For instance, some new provider can have exceptional uptime for your website, but you may not want to switch your emails 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 could get the best of both providers. These records are checked whenever you want to open a site or send an e-mail - in either case, the service provider whose name servers are used for the Internet domain is going to be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you have set records different from their own, the right web/mail server will then be contacted and you are going to 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 with our company and you would like to point either your site or your emails to another service provider, it will take you literally only two clicks to do this. Our Hepsia CP provides an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domain names and subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically and you are going to be able to see and change the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you choose to use a different email provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2, it's not going to 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 given MX record will have. The propagation of every record that you change or set up is not going to take more than a few hours and if necessary, 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 modified or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will allow you to view the A and MX records for any of the domains or subdomains in your account and if needed, to change any of them or create new ones. Managing these records is quite easy as all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so updating a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes just a couple of more clicks and if you experience any issues, you can check out our instructional 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 offer you total control over all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're pointing your e-mails to a different service provider and they ask you to create more than 2 different MX records, you can choose the priority of each one.