Any time you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific service provider. On their end, three records are created automatically the moment the domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain name where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that manages the e-mails for that specific domain. The website and the e-mail hosting are often considered to be one thing, when they are actually two different services. Having independent records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you wish. As an illustration, some new provider might have excellent 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 Internet domain to the former and MX records to have the emails with the second, you will get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you want to open a site or send an email - in either case, the company whose name servers are used for the Internet domain will be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you've set records different from their own, the correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you are going to see the needed site or your e-mail is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Hosting

If you have a hosting account with our company and you wish to move either your website or your e-mails to another company, it is going to take you literally just 2 mouse clicks to do this. Our Hepsia CP provides 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 want to use a different e-mail provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2, it will not 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 given MX record will have. The propagation of any record that you modify or set up will not take more than a few hours and if needed, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, that indicates how long a record will remain active after it is changed or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to view and update the A and MX records for any of the domain addresses or subdomains that you host in the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to take care of the account, offers an innovative, although easy-to-use tool where all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to change their records with no more than a few clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it'll be equally easy - pick the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you'll be all set. Additionally, you will 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 aside from the two default ones. In case you experience any troubles, we've got a detailed Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to create or modify any record.