Whenever you add a domain as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific company. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically as soon as 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 name where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that manages the e-mails for that particular Internet domain. The site and the email hosting are often considered to be 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 wish. As an illustration, some new provider could have excellent uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your emails 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 could get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you want to open a site or send an email - in either case, the service provider whose name servers are used for the domain address will 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 site or your e-mail is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting account from our company and you want to direct either your website or your e-mails to a different service provider, it'll take you literally just two clicks to do so. Our Hepsia CP comes with an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains are going to 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 choose to use a different e-mail provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the standard two, it will not take more than a few clicks either to add them. Also you can set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the bigger the priority a certain MX record is going to have. The propagation of any record that you modify or create isn't 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, that indicates how long a record will stay active after it's changed or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Accessing and changing the A or MX records for each of your domain addresses or subdomains is very easy if you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from us. The accounts are handled through our in-house built Hepsia CP, which features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you may click on each 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 if you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not encounter any difficulties if you want to point your website or e-mails to some other provider while keeping the second service with our company. When needed, you may also set up additional MX records and set a certain priority based on the instructions of the new provider.