Whenever you add a domain as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific service provider. On their end, three records are set up automatically when the domain address is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that handles the e-mails for that particular domain name. The site and the email hosting are generally thought to be one thing, when they're in reality two different services. Having separate records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you want. For instance, some new provider can have excellent 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 Internet domain to the former and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you can get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a website or send an email - in either case, the company whose name servers are used for the domain address will 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 e-mail will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting

If you have a web hosting account through our company and you wish to direct either your website or your e-mails to a different service provider, it will take you literally simply two mouse clicks to do this. Our Hepsia Control Panel offers an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains 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 decide to use a different email provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2, it is not going to take more than a couple of mouse clicks either to add them. You could also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the higher the priority a certain MX record is going to have. The propagation of each record that you change or set up is not going to take more than several hours and if required, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, which indicates how long a record will remain active after it's changed or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you'll be able to see and update the A and MX records for each of the domains or subdomains you host within the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to take care of the account, provides an innovative, though easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to modify their records with no more than several mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it'll be just as easy - choose the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you'll be ready. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case you want to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to set up additional records apart from the 2 default ones. If you experience any problems, we've got a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or modify any record.