When you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular provider. On their end, three records are set up automatically when the domain address is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one 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 handles the emails for that specific domain. The site and the e-mail hosting are usually perceived as one thing, when they are actually two different services. Having different records for them will permit you to have them with different providers if you want. For example, some new service provider can have superb uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your emails from your current host and by using an A record to point the Internet domain to the first and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you can get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you wish to open a site or send an email - in any case, 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 right web/mail server will then be contacted and you're going to 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 with our company and you would like to point either your site or your emails to an alternative provider, it's going to take you literally just two mouse clicks to do this. Our Hepsia Control Panel comes with an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domain names and subdomains will be listed alphabetically and you'll be able to see and change 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 create more MX records than the default two, it's not going to take more than a few mouse clicks either to add them. You could 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 any record that you change or set up isn't going to take more than several hours and if required, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, that indicates how long a record will stay active after it's changed or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our semi-dedicated hosting, will allow you to see the A and MX records for each of the domains or subdomains in your account and if required, to edit any of them or create new ones. Handling these records is incredibly easy as all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so modifying a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes just a couple of more clicks and if you experience any troubles, you can check out our instructional videos on how to set up 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 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 moving your emails to a different provider and they ask you to set up more than 2 different MX records, you may choose the priority of each one.