When you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular service provider. On their end, 3 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, that “tells” the domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that deals with the emails for that specific domain name. The site and the e-mail hosting are generally regarded as one thing, while they are in fact two different services. Having independent records for them will permit you to have them with different providers if you wish. As an example, some new provider may have outstanding uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain address to the first and MX records to have the e-mails with the second, you could get the best of both providers. 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 address 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 from our company and you wish to move either your site or your emails to an alternative service provider, it will take you literally simply 2 mouse clicks to do it. Our Hepsia CP offers an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains will be listed alphabetically and you will be able to see and modify 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 won't 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 bigger the priority a certain MX record is going to have. The propagation of any record that you change or create won't take more than several hours and if necessary, you will also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, which indicates how long a record will remain active after it's modified or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans, allows you to view the A and MX records for each of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if needed, to update any of them or create new ones. Managing these records is very easy since all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so updating a record is as simple as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes just a few more clicks and in case you experience any issues, you can check out our instructional videos 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 sophisticated enough to offer you 100 % 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 service provider and they ask you to set up more than two different MX records, you can choose the priority of each one.