When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific company. On their end, three records are set up automatically when 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 Internet domain where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that handles the emails for that specific domain. The website and the email hosting are usually considered to be one thing, when they are actually two different services. Having independent records for them will permit you to have them with different providers if you wish. As an illustration, some new company might have fantastic 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 name to the first and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you can get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you want to open a site or send an e-mail - either way, 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 right web/mail server will then be contacted and you are going to see the needed website or your e-mail is going to 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 switch either your website or your emails to an alternative provider, it will take you literally just two mouse clicks to do it. Our Hepsia CP offers an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domain names 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 want to use a different e-mail provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2, it is not going to 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 higher the priority a particular MX record is going to have. The propagation of every record that you change or create won't take more than a few hours and if required, you will also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, that reveals 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 Control Panel, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will enable you to view 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. Controlling these records is incredibly easy because all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so editing a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes only a few more clicks and in case you experience any troubles, you can check out our educational videos on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by individuals with no previous experience, yet advanced enough to provide you with full control of all records and to allow you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're switching your emails to a different company and they ask you to create more than two different MX records, you can choose the priority of each one.