When 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, 3 records are created automatically right after the domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the Internet domain where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that deals with the emails for that specific Internet domain. The site and the e-mail hosting are generally considered to be one thing, while 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 example, some new provider may have fantastic uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your emails from your current host and by using 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 when you want to open a site or send an e-mail - 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 correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you will see the needed website or your email is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Hosting
If you have a hosting account with our company and you wish to switch either your site or your emails to another provider, it's going to take you literally only two mouse clicks to do so. Our Hepsia Control Panel comes with an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domain names 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 want to use a different email provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two, it is not going to take more than a few clicks either to add them. You can even 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 every record that you change or set up isn't going to take more than a few hours and if necessary, you will also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, that shows how long a record will remain active after it is changed or deleted.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our semi-dedicated service, will allow you to see the A and MX records for each of the domains or subdomains in your account and if necessary, to update any of them or create new ones. Handling these records is very easy because all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so editing a record is as simple as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes just a few more clicks and if you experience any difficulties, you can check out our educational videos on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by individuals with little or no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to give you full control over all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're pointing your emails to a different service provider and they ask you to create more than 2 different MX records, you may choose the priority of each one.