Whenever you add a domain as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular service provider. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically when the domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain name where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that manages the emails for that particular Internet domain. The site and the email hosting are often perceived as one thing, when they are actually two different services. Having independent records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you wish. For instance, some new company could have superb uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain to the former and MX records to have the emails with the second, you can get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you want to open a website or send an email - in any case, the service provider whose name servers are used for the Internet domain 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're going to see the needed site 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 would like to move either your site or your e-mails to a different provider, it's going to take you literally just two mouse clicks to do this. Our Hepsia CP comes with an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domain names 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 want to use a different email provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the standard 2, it's not going to take more than a few clicks either to add them. You can 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 every record that you change or create isn't going to take more than several hours and if needed, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, that shows 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 servers that we offer, 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 one of them has from the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and changing any record requires as little as a few mouse clicks. If you choose to change your web or email hosting provider, you can change the necessary record and direct your domain name to the other service provider for one of the services, while you still continue using the other one through us. You could also keep the main domain address here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. When you're changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard two we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for every one.