Whenever you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific company. On their end, three records are set up automatically the moment the domain name is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain name where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that handles the emails for that specific domain name. The website and the email hosting are usually considered to be one thing, when they are in reality two different services. Having separate records for them will permit you to have them with different providers if you want. As an illustration, some new service provider can have fantastic uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain to the former and MX records to have the e-mails with the second, you will get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you wish to open a website or send an e-mail - in either case, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain name 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 Shared Website Hosting
If you have a shared website hosting account from our company and you wish to move either your site or your e-mails to another service provider, it'll take you literally simply 2 mouse clicks to do it. Our Hepsia Control Panel comes with an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains will be listed alphabetically and you are going to 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 set up more MX records than the standard two, it's not going to take more than a few clicks either to add them. You can 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 will not take more than a few 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 stay active after it is changed or deleted.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our semi-dedicated packages, allows you to see the A and MX records for each of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if required, to edit any of them or create new ones. Managing these records is very easy since all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so updating a record is as simple as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes just a couple of more clicks and if you experience any issues, you can check out our instructional videos on how to create A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by people with little or no previous experience, yet advanced enough to offer you complete control over all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're moving your e-mails to a different company and they ask you to set up more than 2 different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.