When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific service provider. On their end, three records are set up automatically the moment the domain name 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 site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that manages the e-mails for that particular domain name. The site and the email hosting are often regarded as one thing, when they're actually two different services. Having separate records for them will permit you to have them with different providers if you want. As an illustration, some new company could have superb uptime for your site, but you might 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 former and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you can get the best of both providers. These records are checked whenever you want to open a site or send an email - either way, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain is going to 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'll see the needed site or your e-mail will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with our company and you wish to point either your site or your e-mails to another provider, it's going to take you literally only 2 mouse clicks to do it. Our Hepsia Control Panel 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 edit the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you want to use a different e-mail provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2, it will not take more than a couple of mouse clicks either to add them. You can also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the bigger the priority a given MX record will have. The propagation of any record that you change or set up isn't going to take more than a few hours and if required, you will 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 Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our Linux 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 set up new ones. Managing these records is very easy as all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so editing a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes only a few more clicks and in case you experience any troubles, you can check out our instructional videos on how to create A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by people with no previous experience, yet advanced enough to offer you total control over all records and to allow you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are pointing your emails to a different company and they ask you to set up more than 2 different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.