Whenever you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific company. On their end, three records are created automatically as soon as the domain name is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that manages the e-mails for that particular domain name. The website and the e-mail hosting are typically regarded as one thing, while they are in fact two different services. Having independent records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you'd like. As an illustration, some new provider can have fantastic uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by using an A record to point the Internet domain to the former and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you could get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you want to open a site or send an e-mail - in either case, the 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 right web/mail server will then be contacted and you'll see the needed website or your e-mail 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 want to switch either your website or your e-mails to an alternative company, it will take you literally just two mouse clicks to do it. Our Hepsia CP comes with an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically and you'll be able to see and modify the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you decide to use a different e-mail provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two, it will not take more than a couple of mouse clicks either to add them. You can even set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the greater the priority a given MX record will have. The propagation of every record that you change or set up is not going to take more than several hours and if required, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, that reveals how long a record will remain active after it's changed or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you will be able to see and change the A and MX records for any of the domain names or subdomains you host within the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to control the account, offers an sophisticated, although easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to edit their records with no more than several clicks. If you have to create a new record, it will be equally simple - select the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you will be ready. You will also be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case that you want to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to set up additional records other than the two standard ones. If you ever encounter any difficulties, we have a comprehensive Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or change any record.