Whenever you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular service provider. On their end, 3 records are created automatically right after the Internet domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the 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 website and the e-mail hosting are typically considered to be one thing, while they're actually two different services. Having separate records for them will permit you to have them with different providers if you would like. For instance, some new provider can have excellent uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain to the former and MX records to have the emails with the second, you could get the best of both providers. These records are checked whenever you want to open a site or send an email - in either case, the provider whose name servers are used for the Internet domain will 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 website or your e-mail is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Hosting
If you have a hosting account with our company and you want to move either your site or your e-mails to a different provider, it's going to take you literally simply two clicks to do it. Our Hepsia Control Panel provides 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 change 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 standard 2, it's 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 certain MX record will 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, that indicates how long a record will remain active after it's modified or deleted.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you'll be able to view and change the A and MX records for any of the domains or subdomains that you host inside the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to control the account, offers an advanced, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to change their records with no more than a few clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it'll be just as simple - select 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 that you choose to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to set up additional records apart from the 2 standard ones. If you encounter any issues, we have a in-depth Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to create or edit any record.