Any time you add a domain as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular service provider. On their end, three records are created automatically as soon as 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 domain name where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that manages the e-mails for that particular domain address. The website and the e-mail hosting are usually regarded as one thing, while they're in reality two different services. Having separate records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you'd like. For example, some new service provider might have superb uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the Internet domain to the first and MX records to have the e-mails with the second, you will get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you want to open a site or send an e-mail - in either case, 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 right web/mail server will then be contacted and you are going to see the needed site or your email will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Hosting

If you have a hosting account with our company and you wish to point either your website or your e-mails to an alternative provider, it's going to take you literally only 2 clicks to do it. Our Hepsia Control Panel comes with an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domain names and subdomains will be listed alphabetically and you're going to 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 won't take more than a few clicks either to add them. You can even 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 create isn't going to take more than a few hours and if necessary, you will also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, that indicates how long a record will stay active after it is changed or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and changing the A or MX records for each of your domains or subdomains is extremely easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are managed by using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you may click on every one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record will be as easy as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even when you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not experience any troubles if you want to move your site or emails to an alternative service provider while keeping the second service with our company. If necessary, you may also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority depending on the recommendations of the new provider.