When you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific service provider. On their end, three records are set up automatically when the Internet domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the Internet domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that handles the e-mails for that particular domain address. The site and the email hosting are generally regarded as one thing, when they are actually two different services. Having different records for them will permit you to have them with different companies if you wish. For example, some new service provider can have fantastic 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 Internet domain to the former 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 website or send an e-mail - either way, the provider whose name servers are used for the 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'll see the needed site or your email will be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting account from our company and you wish to point either your site or your e-mails to an alternative company, it will take you literally just two clicks to do it. Our Hepsia CP offers an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domain names and subdomains will be listed alphabetically and you will be able to see and modify 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 default two, it's not going to take more than a couple of mouse clicks either to add them. You may 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 modify or set up isn't 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 shows how long a record will remain active after it is modified or deleted.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to see and edit the A and MX records for every one of the domain names or subdomains you host in the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to take care of the account, offers an state-of-the-art, although easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to modify their records with no more than a few mouse clicks. If you have to create a new record, it's going to be equally easy - choose the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you're going to be all set. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case that you choose to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records aside from the 2 standard ones. If you encounter any difficulties, you will find a detailed Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or modify any record.