When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific company. On their end, 3 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 domain address where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that handles the e-mails for that specific domain. The site and the email hosting are typically considered to be one thing, when they're in reality two different services. Having different records for them will permit you to have them with different companies if you want. As an example, some new provider may have superb uptime for your website, but you may not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the Internet domain to the former and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you could get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a website or send an e-mail - 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've set records different from their own, the correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you're going to see the needed site or your e-mail will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every hosting service which we provide, will enable you to see, modify and set up A and MX records for any domain or subdomain in your account. From the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to view a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a few mouse clicks. Setting up new records is just as simple if, for example, you would like to use the email services of a different provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. You can even set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. Quite simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it will contact the next one. Through our advanced tool, you're going to be able to control the records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease even when you have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting service, will enable you to view the A and MX records for each of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if required, to edit any of them or create new ones. Handling these records is incredibly easy since all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so editing a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes only a few more clicks and in case you experience any difficulties, you can check out our video tutorials on how to create A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by individuals with no previous experience, yet advanced enough to provide you with 100 % control of all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are moving your emails to a different service provider and they ask you to create more than two different MX records, you can choose the priority of each one.