Any time you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific provider. On their end, 3 records are created automatically the moment the Internet domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that deals with the e-mails for that particular Internet domain. The website and the e-mail hosting are often thought to be one thing, when they're actually two different services. Having different records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you wish. For instance, some new company might have superb uptime for your website, but you may not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain address to the first and MX records to have the emails 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 email - in any 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 have set records different from their own, the correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you will see the needed site or your e-mail is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account through our company and you wish to direct either your website or your e-mails to an alternative service provider, it's going to take you literally simply 2 clicks to do this. Our Hepsia CP comes with 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 modify the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you choose to use a different email 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 may 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 every record that you modify or set up isn't going to take more than a few hours and if necessary, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, which shows how long a record will remain active after it is modified or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the semi-dedicated servers that we offer, you are going to have 100 % control over the records of all domains and subdomains that you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has via the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and modifying any record requires simply a few clicks. If you decide to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can edit the necessary record and point your domain name to the other service provider for one of the services, as you still carry on using the other one through us. You can also keep the main domain name here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you're modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard two we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for each and every one.