Any time you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular service provider. On their end, three records are set up automatically when the domain address 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 deals with the e-mails for that specific Internet domain. The site and the email hosting are typically regarded as one thing, when they are in fact two different services. Having independent records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you wish. As an example, some new provider might have fantastic uptime for your website, 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 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 when you wish to open a site or send an email - in any case, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain name 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 website or your email is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with our company and you want to point either your website or your emails to an alternative provider, it will take you literally only two mouse clicks to do so. Our Hepsia Control Panel offers an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains will be listed alphabetically and you are going to be able to see and change the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you decide to use a different email 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 could also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the greater the priority a given MX record is going to have. The propagation of any record that you modify or set up will not take more than several hours and if needed, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, which indicates how long a record will stay active after it is changed or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the semi-dedicated hosting service we provide, you are going to have full control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has through the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and editing any record takes only a couple of clicks. If you decide to change your web or email hosting provider, you can update the required record and direct your domain address to the other service provider for one of the services, as you still continue using the other one through us. Also you can keep the main domain here, while you edit the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you're modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two that we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for each and every one.