Whenever you add a domain as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular company. On their end, 3 records are created automatically right after the Internet domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain address where its site 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 e-mail hosting are usually considered to be one thing, while they're in fact two different services. Having different records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you would like. As an illustration, some new company may have outstanding uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain name to the former and MX records to have the e-mails with the second, you can get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you want to open a website or send an email - either way, the service provider whose name servers are used for the domain name 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 are going to see the needed website or your e-mail is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you have a cloud web hosting account with our company and you wish to move either your site or your emails to another company, it's going to take you literally just two clicks to do this. Our Hepsia CP provides an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domain names and subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically and you're going to be able to see and edit the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you choose to use a different e-mail provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two, it will not take more than a few clicks either to add them. You could also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the higher the priority a given MX record is going to have. The propagation of any record that you change or create is not going to take more than several hours and if necessary, you will also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, which indicates how long a record will remain active after it is changed or deleted.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Accessing and changing the A or MX records for each of your domain names or subdomains is very easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are handled through our in-house built Hepsia CP, which has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you may click on every one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record will be as easy as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not experience any problems if you want to point your website or e-mails to a different provider while keeping the second service with our company. If needed, you may also set up additional MX records and set a certain priority depending on the recommendations of the new provider.