Any time you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific company. On their end, three records are set up automatically when 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 emails for that specific domain. The website and the email hosting are usually perceived as one thing, when they are in fact two different services. Having different records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you'd like. For example, some new service provider might have outstanding uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain name to the first and MX records to have the emails with the second, you will 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 address is going to be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you've set records different from their own, the right web/mail server will then be contacted and you will see the needed website or your email is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every Linux cloud package that we offer, will permit you to view, modify and set up A and MX records for each domain or subdomain in your account. From the DNS Records section, you will be able to view a list of all hosts in the account in alphabetical order with their related records, so any update will not take you more than a few clicks. Setting up new records is as easy if, as an illustration, you want to use the email services of a different provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. You may also set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. Quite simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. With our advanced tool, you'll be able to handle the records of your domains and subdomains easily even though you may have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, allows you to see the A and MX records for every one of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if required, to change any of them or create new ones. Managing these records is incredibly easy since all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so updating a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes just a few more clicks and if you experience any problems, 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 individuals with little or no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to give you complete control of all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're moving your e-mails 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.