Any time you add a domain as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific service provider. On their end, three records are created automatically right after 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 address where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that handles the emails for that particular domain name. The site and the email hosting are generally regarded as one thing, while they are actually two different services. Having different records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you would like. As an example, some new provider could have superb uptime for your website, but you may not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain name to the first and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you can get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you want to open a site or send an email - in any case, the service provider whose name servers are used for the domain is going to 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 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 through our company and you would like to direct either your site or your e-mails to an alternative company, it'll take you literally simply 2 clicks to do this. Our Hepsia Control Panel offers an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically and you'll be able to see and change the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you wish to use a different email provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two, it is not going to take more than a few mouse clicks either to add them. You can 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 each record that you modify or create will not take more than a few hours and if required, 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's changed or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Accessing and editing the A or MX records for any of your domain names or subdomains is really easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are maintained using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you could click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record will be as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you won't experience any issues if you decide to move your website or e-mails to a different service provider while keeping the second service with our company. When required, you can also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.