Any time you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular provider. On their end, three records are set up automatically the moment 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 address where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that handles the e-mails for that specific domain address. The site and the email hosting are typically regarded as one thing, when they're actually two different services. Having different records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you would like. As an illustration, some new service provider may have superb uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain to the former and MX records to have the emails with the second, you will 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 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 right web/mail server will then be contacted and you are going to see the needed site or your e-mail will 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 plan which we offer, will permit you to view, modify and set up A and MX records for each domain or subdomain in your account. Using the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to view a list of all hosts inside the account in alphabetical order with their related records, so any update is not going to take you more than a few mouse clicks. Setting up new records is equally simple if, for example, you wish to use the e-mail services of a different service provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. You can even set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your e-mails 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're going to be able to control the records of your domain names and subdomains easily even though you may have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you will be able to see and edit the A and MX records for any of the domain addresses or subdomains you host inside the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to take care of the account, provides an advanced, though easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to change their records with no more than a couple of clicks. If you have to create a new record, it'll be just as easy - choose the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you'll be ready. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case that you decide to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records aside from the 2 standard ones. If you experience any troubles, we've got a comprehensive Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or modify any record.