Any time you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific service provider. On their end, 3 records are created 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 where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that manages the e-mails for that particular domain name. The site and the e-mail hosting are usually considered to be one thing, while they are in reality two different services. Having separate records for them will permit you to have them with different providers if you wish. As an illustration, some new company might have superb uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your emails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain address to the first and MX records to have the e-mails 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 provider whose name servers are used for the domain address 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 will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have a cloud website hosting account with our company and you would like to direct either your site or your e-mails to a different service provider, it's going to take you literally simply two mouse clicks to do this. Our Hepsia CP offers an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains will be listed alphabetically and you'll be able to see and change the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you wish to use a different email provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the standard two, it's not going to take more than a few mouse clicks either to add them. You may also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the higher 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 several hours and if required, you will also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, which indicates how long a record will remain active after it is modified or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you are going to be able to see and edit the A and MX records for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains you host in the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to control the account, provides an state-of-the-art, though easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to modify their records with no more than a couple of mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it'll be equally simple - select the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be ready. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case that you decide to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records apart from the 2 default ones. If you experience any troubles, we have a detailed Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or edit any record.