Whenever you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific 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 first one is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the Internet domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that handles the emails for that specific Internet domain. The website and the email hosting are often regarded as one thing, when they're in fact two different services. Having separate records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you wish. As an illustration, some new company may have outstanding uptime for your site, 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 to the first and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you could get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you want to open a site or send an email - either way, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain name will 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 are going to see the needed website or your email is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, that comes with each and every Linux shared website hosting we provide, will permit you to see, change and create A and MX records for each domain or subdomain inside your account. Through the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to see a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their related records, so any update is not going to take you more than a few mouse clicks. Setting up new records is as easy if, as an example, you want to use the e-mail services of another company and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. You can even set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. To put it differently, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it will contact the next one. Using our advanced tool, you're going to be able to handle the records of your domains and subdomains easily even if 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 plans, will allow you to view the A and MX records for each of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if needed, to update any of them or create new ones. Controlling these records is very easy as all domains/subdomains are going to 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 a few more clicks and if you experience any troubles, you can check out our educational videos on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by people with little or no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to provide you with complete control of all records and to allow 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 2 different MX records, you may choose the priority of each one.