When you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific service provider. On their end, 3 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, which “tells” the domain name where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that deals with the e-mails for that specific domain address. The website and the email hosting are generally considered to be one thing, while they are actually two different services. Having different records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you want. As an illustration, some new company might have superb uptime for your site, but you might 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 when you want to open a site or send an email - in either case, the 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 have set records different from their own, the correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you will see the needed website or your e-mail is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting account with our company and you would like to move either your website or your e-mails to another provider, it's going to take you literally simply two clicks to do this. Our Hepsia Control Panel comes with 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 want to use a different email provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two, it won't take more than a couple of mouse clicks either to add them. You can also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the greater the priority a particular 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 necessary, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, which shows how long a record will remain active after it's changed or deleted.