When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular service provider. On their end, 3 records are created automatically when the Internet domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain address where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that manages the e-mails for that particular domain. The site and the e-mail hosting are generally perceived as one thing, while they are in fact two different services. Having different records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you want. For instance, some new company can have superb uptime for your website, but you may not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain address to the former and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you will get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you wish to open a site or send an e-mail - in either case, the company whose name servers are used for the domain name is going to 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'll 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 switch either your site or your e-mails to a different provider, it is going to take you literally simply 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 are going to 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 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 mouse clicks either to add them. You could also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the bigger the priority a certain MX record will have. The propagation of every record that you modify or create isn't going to take more than a few hours and if required, 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 Hosting

With the Linux semi-dedicated hosting we offer, you'll have total control over the records of all domain names and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has using the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and changing any record takes simply a few mouse clicks. If you decide to change your web or email hosting provider, you can edit the necessary record and point your domain address to the other company for one of the services, as you still continue using the other one through us. You may also keep the main domain address here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. In case you are changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard 2 that we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for each and every one.