Any time you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular provider. On their end, three records are set up automatically the moment the domain name 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 site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that manages the emails for that specific Internet domain. The site and the e-mail hosting are usually regarded as one thing, when they are in reality two different services. Having separate records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you'd like. As an example, some new company might have superb uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain name to the first and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you will get the best of both providers. These records are checked whenever you want to open a website or send an email - in either case, the company whose name servers are used for the domain 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 site or your e-mail will 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 a different provider, it will take you literally simply 2 mouse clicks to do it. Our Hepsia Control Panel comes with an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically and you're 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 two, it is not going to take more than a couple of clicks either to add them. You can also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the bigger the priority a certain MX record is going to have. The propagation of any record that you modify or create will not take more than several hours and if needed, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, that indicates how long a record will stay active after it's changed or deleted.