Any time you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific provider. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically the moment the domain address 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 show the server that deals with the emails for that specific domain. The website and the email hosting are usually considered to be one thing, while they're actually two different services. Having independent records for them will allow you to have them with different providers if you'd like. As an illustration, some new provider can have superb uptime for your website, but you may not want to switch your emails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain name to the first 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 e-mail - either way, the service 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'll see the needed site or your email is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a shared web hosting account with our company and you wish to switch either your site or your e-mails to a different service provider, it's going to take you literally just two mouse clicks to do so. Our Hepsia CP comes with 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 standard two, it's not going to take more than a few mouse clicks either to add them. You can also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the greater the priority a certain MX record is going to have. The propagation of any record that you modify or set up won't take more than a few hours and if necessary, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, that indicates how long a record will stay active after it's modified or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated services, will permit you to see the A and MX records for every one of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if required, to update any of them or create new ones. Handling these records is very easy since all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so modifying a record is as simple as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes only a few more clicks and if you experience any troubles, you can check out our video tutorials on how to create A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by individuals with little or no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to provide you with full control over all records and to permit you to have different A records even for and If you're moving your emails to a different service provider and they ask you to set up more than two different MX records, you may choose the priority of each one.