Any time you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific company. On their end, three records are set up automatically right after the domain name is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the Internet domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that manages the emails for that specific domain address. The website and the e-mail hosting are generally thought to be one thing, while they're in reality two different services. Having independent records for them will allow you to have them with different providers if you'd like. For instance, some new service provider can have excellent 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 first and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you can get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you wish to open a site or send an e-mail - in any case, the service provider whose name servers are used for the domain address is going to be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you've set records different from their own, the right web/mail server will then be contacted and you are going to 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 through our company and you want to move either your site or your e-mails to a different service provider, it is going to take you literally simply 2 mouse clicks to do it. Our Hepsia Control Panel offers an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domain names and subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically and you'll 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 default 2, it won't take more than a few clicks either to add them. You may also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the bigger the priority a particular MX record is going to have. The propagation of any record that you modify or set up will not take more than a few hours and if required, you will also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, that reveals how long a record will remain active after it's modified or deleted.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to see and edit the A and MX records for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains which you host in the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to take care of the account, comes with an state-of-the-art, albeit easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to modify their records with no more than a couple of mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it'll be equally simple - choose the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be ready. You will also be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case that you decide to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to set up additional records apart from the 2 default ones. If you ever experience any difficulties, we have a comprehensive Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or edit any record.