Whenever you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific service provider. On their end, three records are set up automatically right after 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 reveal the server that deals with the emails for that specific domain. The site and the e-mail hosting are often perceived as one thing, when they are in reality two different services. Having different records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you wish. As an illustration, some new provider might have excellent uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by employing an A record to point the Internet domain to the former and MX records to have the emails with the second, you can get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you wish to open a site or send an e-mail - in any 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've set records different from their own, the correct 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 Hosting
If you have a hosting account through our company and you wish to switch either your website or your e-mails to an alternative company, it's going to take you literally simply 2 mouse clicks to do this. Our Hepsia CP offers 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 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 standard 2, it is 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 bigger the priority a particular MX record is going to have. The propagation of every record that you modify or set up is not going to take more than a few hours and if needed, you will also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, that reveals how long a record will stay active after it's changed or deleted.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you are going to be able to see and change the A and MX records for every one of the domain addresses or subdomains which you host in the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage the account, offers an innovative, although easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to change their records with no more than a couple of mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it's going to be just as easy - pick the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be all set. You will also be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case you choose to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records besides the two default ones. If you ever encounter any issues, we've got a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or change any record.