Whenever you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular service provider. On their end, 3 records are created automatically when the domain name is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain name where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that manages the emails for that particular Internet domain. The website and the e-mail hosting are typically perceived as one thing, while they're in reality two different services. Having different records for them will allow you to have them with different providers if you wish. For instance, some new company may have superb uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain name to the former and MX records to have the e-mails with the second, you will get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a website or send an e-mail - 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 have set records different from their own, the right web/mail server will then be contacted and you'll see the needed site or your email will be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting
If you have a website hosting account from our company and you want to move either your site or your e-mails to a different service provider, it will take you literally simply 2 mouse clicks to do so. Our Hepsia CP provides an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically and you will 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 two, it is 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 higher the priority a particular MX record will have. The propagation of each record that you modify or create won't take more than several hours and if required, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, which indicates how long a record will stay active after it is modified or deleted.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated services, will permit you to see the A and MX records for each of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if required, to edit any of them or set up new ones. Controlling these records is very easy because all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so updating a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes just a few more clicks and if you experience any difficulties, you can check out our instructional videos on how to create A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by individuals with little or no previous experience, yet advanced enough to give you total control of all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are switching your emails to a different company and they ask you to create more than two different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.