Any time you add a domain as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to direct 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 Internet domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that handles the emails for that particular Internet domain. The site and the e-mail hosting are typically perceived as one thing, when they are in reality two different services. Having independent records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you want. For example, some new company may have outstanding uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain address to the first 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 - either way, the company whose name servers are used for the domain address will be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you have set records different from their own, the right 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 Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting account from our company and you would like to point either your site or your emails to another service provider, it is going to take you literally simply 2 clicks to do it. 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 will be able to see and edit the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you wish to use a different email provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the standard 2, it won't take more than a couple of clicks either to add them. You can even set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the greater the priority a given MX record will have. The propagation of any record that you change or create isn't going to take more than a few hours and if necessary, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, which reveals how long a record will remain active after it is changed or deleted.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With the semi-dedicated servers that we provide, you are going to have complete control over the records of all domain names and subdomains that you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records every one of them has using the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and editing any record takes only a couple of clicks. If you decide to switch your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can edit the necessary record and point your domain to the other service provider for one of the services, as you still carry on using the other one through us. You may also keep the main domain name here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you are changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default 2 we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for each and every one.