Whenever you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific service provider. On their end, three records are set up automatically when the Internet domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain address where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that manages the e-mails for that particular domain address. The website and the email hosting are often regarded as one thing, while they're in fact two different services. Having separate records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you wish. For instance, some new service provider can have outstanding 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 to the former and MX records to have the e-mails with the second, you will get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you wish to open a website or send an e-mail - either way, the company whose name servers are used for the Internet domain is going to 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 will see the needed website or your email will be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting account from our company and you would like to point either your website or your e-mails to a different company, it's going to take you literally simply two mouse clicks to do so. Our Hepsia CP offers an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains will be listed alphabetically and you are going to be able to see and modify 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 set up more MX records than the default 2, it's not going to take more than a couple of mouse clicks either to add them. You can also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the bigger the priority a certain MX record will have. The propagation of every record that you change or set up isn't going to take more than several hours and if necessary, 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 is 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 packages, will allow you to see the A and MX records for every one of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if necessary, to edit any of them or set up new ones. Managing these records is incredibly easy because all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so editing a record is as simple 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 troubles, you can check out our instructional videos on how to create A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by people with little or no previous experience, yet advanced enough to give you full control over all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are pointing your e-mails to a different company and they ask you to create more than 2 different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.