Whenever you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific service provider. On their end, three records are created automatically the moment 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 reveal the server that deals with the emails for that specific domain. The site and the email hosting are usually regarded as one thing, when they are in fact two different services. Having different records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you'd like. For instance, some new service provider can have superb uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your e-mails 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 latter, you could get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a website or send an email - in any case, the company whose name servers are used for the domain will 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'll see the needed site or your e-mail is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting
If you have a website hosting account through our company and you wish to direct either your website or your emails to another service provider, it will take you literally simply two clicks to do this. Our Hepsia Control Panel provides 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 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 2, 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 greater the priority a certain MX record is going to have. The propagation of each record that you modify or set up is not going to take more than a few hours and if needed, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, that reveals how long a record will remain active after it's modified or deleted.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With the semi-dedicated hosting plans we offer, you're going to have 100 % control over the records of all domain names and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records every one of them has using the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and editing any record requires just a few mouse clicks. If you decide to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can update the necessary record and point your domain address to the other service provider for one of the services, while you still keep using the other one through us. Also you can keep the main domain here, while you edit the A record of only one of its subdomains. In case you are editing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two that we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for each and every one.