Whenever you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular provider. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically the moment the Internet domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that deals with the emails for that particular domain name. The website and the e-mail hosting are often thought to be one thing, when they're actually two different services. Having independent records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you want. For example, some new service provider may have outstanding uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain address to the first and MX records to have the emails with the second, you will get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you want to open a site or send an email - in any case, the company whose name servers are used for the domain will 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 are going to 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 from our company and you wish to move either your website or your e-mails to an alternative company, it will take you literally just 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 will be able to see and edit the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you choose to use a different email provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the standard two, it is not going to take more than a couple of mouse clicks either to add them. You may also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the greater the priority a particular MX record will have. The propagation of any record that you change or set up is not 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, which shows how long a record will remain active after it is changed or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you will be able to see and update the A and MX records for any one of the domain names or subdomains that you host inside the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to manage the account, comes with an innovative, albeit easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to modify their records with no more than a couple of mouse clicks. If you have to create a new record, it will be just as simple - select the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be ready. You will also be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case that you choose to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to set up additional records aside from the two standard ones. In case you experience any troubles, we've got a in-depth Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or modify any record.