When you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular company. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically when the Internet domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The former 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 handles the e-mails for that specific domain address. The website and the e-mail hosting are generally regarded as one thing, when they're in fact two different services. Having different records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you wish. For example, some new service 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 former and MX records to have the emails 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 address 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're going to see the needed site or your e-mail 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 want to point either your site or your emails to another service provider, it's going to take you literally only 2 clicks to do so. Our Hepsia Control Panel offers an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domain names and subdomains will 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 wish to use a different e-mail provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two, it will not take more than a couple of 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 is going to have. The propagation of any record that you modify or create will not take more than a few hours and if necessary, 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 is changed or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With the Linux semi-dedicated hosting we provide, you are going to have 100 % control over the records of all domains and subdomains that you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each of them has through the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and editing any record takes just a few clicks. If you want to switch your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can update the necessary record and direct your domain address to the other company for one of the services, while you still keep using the other one through us. You may also keep the main domain name here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you are changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default 2 that we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for each one.