Any time you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular provider. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically right after 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 show the server that handles the emails for that particular domain address. The website and the e-mail hosting are typically perceived as one thing, while they're actually two different services. Having separate records for them will allow you to have them with different providers if you wish. For instance, some new company can have excellent uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain to the former and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you could get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you wish to open a website or send an email - in either case, the service provider whose name servers are used for the domain is going to 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 are going to see the needed site 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 want to move either your site or your emails to an alternative company, it's going to take you literally just two mouse clicks to do so. Our Hepsia Control Panel offers an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domain names and subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically and you are going to be able to see and change 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 default two, it's not going to take more than a couple of clicks either to add them. Also you can 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 each record that you modify or set up will not take more than several hours and if needed, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, which shows how long a record will stay active after it's changed or deleted.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will enable you to view the A and MX records for every one of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if required, to change any of them or create new ones. Managing these records is incredibly easy because all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so editing a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes just a few more clicks and in case you experience any issues, you can check out our video tutorials on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by individuals with no previous experience, yet advanced enough to offer you full control of all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are moving your e-mails to a different company and they ask you to set up more than 2 different MX records, you can choose the priority of each one.