Whenever you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific company. On their end, three records are set up automatically right after the domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that manages the emails for that particular domain. The website and the email hosting are typically perceived as one thing, when they are in reality two different services. Having separate records for them will permit you to have them with different companies if you wish. As an example, some new company could have outstanding 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 Internet domain to the first and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you can get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you wish to open a site or send an email - in either case, the company whose name servers are used for the domain 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 are going to see the needed site 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 Linux cloud website hosting service that we provide, will permit you to view, change and set up A and MX records for every Internet domain or subdomain within your account. From the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to view 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 clicks. Creating new records is just as easy if, as an example, you would like to use the e-mail services of another company and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. You may also set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. Quite simply, when your emails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it will contact the next one. Through our advanced tool, you're going to be able to handle the records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly even though you may have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you're going to be able to view and update the A and MX records for each of the domains or subdomains which you host in the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to take care of the account, comes with an state-of-the-art, though easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to edit their records with no more than several clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it'll be equally simple - choose the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you'll be all set. You will also be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case that you want to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records besides the 2 default ones. If you experience any issues, we have a in-depth Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or modify any record.