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 particular service provider. On their end, three records are created automatically right after the Internet 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 manages the emails for that specific domain name. The website and the e-mail hosting are often thought to be one thing, when they're in fact two different services. Having independent records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you want. As an example, some new service provider could 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 to the former and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you will get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a site or send an e-mail - in either case, the service provider whose name servers are used for the Internet domain is going to 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're going to see the needed website or your email will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you have a shared website hosting account through our company and you would like to switch either your site or your e-mails to an alternative service provider, it is going to take you literally simply 2 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 are going to be listed alphabetically and you'll be able to see and change the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you decide to use a different e-mail provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2, it is not going to take more than a few mouse clicks either to add them. You can also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the bigger the priority a particular MX record will have. The propagation of every record that you modify or set up won't take more than several hours and if required, you will also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, that 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 semi-dedicated plans, allows you to view the A and MX records for any of the domains or subdomains in your account and if necessary, to update any of them or create new ones. Controlling these records is quite easy because all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so modifying a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes only a few more clicks and in case you experience any difficulties, you can check out our educational videos on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by people with no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to offer you 100 % control of all records and to allow you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are switching your emails to a different service provider and they ask you to set up more than 2 different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.