Any time you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular service provider. On their end, three records are set up automatically as soon as the Internet domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that deals with the e-mails for that specific Internet domain. The site and the email hosting are often regarded as one thing, while they are in reality two different services. Having independent records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you would like. For instance, some new provider could have fantastic uptime for your website, but you may not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain name to the first and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you could get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a site or send an email - either way, the service 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 are going to see the needed website or your e-mail will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every cloud website hosting plan we provide, allows you to view, change and set up A and MX records for every domain name or subdomain in your account. Through the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to view a list of all hosts inside the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update will not take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Creating new records is as easy if, as an example, you wish to use the e-mail services of a different provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. You can even set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. In other words, when your emails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it will contact the next one. With our advanced tool, you will be able to handle the records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly even when you have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we provide, you'll have complete control over the records of all domains and subdomains you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records every one of them has from the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and modifying any record takes simply a few clicks. If you want to switch your web or email hosting provider, you can update the necessary record and point your domain name to the other company for one of the services, as you still keep using the other one through us. You can also keep the main domain address here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. In case you are modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard two we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for every one.