Any time you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular service provider. On their end, three records are set up automatically right after 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 name where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that handles the e-mails for that specific domain name. The website and the email hosting are typically regarded as one thing, while they're in reality two different services. Having independent records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you wish. For instance, some new service provider may have exceptional uptime for your website, but you may not want to switch your emails 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 will get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a website or send an email - in any case, the service 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've set records different from their own, the correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you are going to see the needed website or your email will be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting
If you have a shared website hosting account through our company and you would like to direct either your website or your e-mails to an alternative service provider, it is going to take you literally just two mouse clicks to do it. Our Hepsia CP comes with an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically and you'll be able to see and edit the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you want to use a different e-mail provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the standard two, it won't take more than a few 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 certain MX record is going to have. The propagation of any record that you modify or set up is not going to take more than a few hours and if required, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, that reveals how long a record will stay active after it's changed or deleted.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated packages, will allow you to see the A and MX records for each of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if necessary, to edit any of them or create new ones. Handling these records is incredibly easy since all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so editing a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes only a few more clicks and if you experience any problems, 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 people with little or no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to offer you 100 % control over all records and to permit you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're moving your e-mails to a different service provider and they ask you to set up more than two different MX records, you may choose the priority of each one.