When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular company. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically the moment the domain address is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the Internet domain where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that handles the emails for that specific Internet domain. The site and the email hosting are usually considered to be one thing, while they are in fact two different services. Having separate records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you wish. As an illustration, some new provider can have outstanding uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your emails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the Internet domain to the first and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you will 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 provider 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 right web/mail server will then be contacted and you will see the needed site or your email is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a shared web hosting account with our company and you would like to switch either your website or your emails to an alternative company, it will take you literally just 2 mouse clicks to do so. Our Hepsia CP comes with an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domain names and subdomains will be listed alphabetically and you will be able to see and edit the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you want to use a different email provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the standard two, it's not going to take more than a few clicks either to add them. You may 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 each record that you change or create is not going to take more than several 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 changed or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you're going to be able to view and update the A and MX records for any of the domain addresses or subdomains you host within the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage the account, provides an state-of-the-art, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to change their records with no more than a few mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it'll be just as easy - select the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be all set. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case that you decide to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records apart from the 2 default ones. If you encounter any issues, we have a comprehensive Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to create or edit any record.