Any time you add a domain as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific 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, which “tells” the domain name where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that deals with the emails for that specific Internet domain. The site and the email hosting are usually thought to be one thing, while they are in fact two different services. Having different records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you would like. As an illustration, some new service provider might have fantastic 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 e-mails with the second, you can get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a site or send an email - in any case, the provider whose name servers are used for the Internet 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 are going to see the needed website or your e-mail is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every cloud web hosting service that we offer, will permit you to view, modify and create A and MX records for any domain or subdomain in your account. Through the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to see a list of all hosts within the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update will not take you more than a few clicks. Setting up new records is as simple if, as an illustration, you would like to use the e-mail services of another service provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. Also you can 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'll contact the next one. Through our innovative tool, you will be able to manage the records of your domains and subdomains with ease even if you have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you're going to be able to view and update the A and MX records for every one of the domain addresses or subdomains which you host inside the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to control the account, offers an innovative, though easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to change their records with no more than several clicks. If you have to create a new record, it's going to be equally easy - choose the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you'll be ready. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case you choose to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to set up additional records besides the two standard ones. In case you encounter any problems, you will find a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or change any record.