Whenever you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular service provider. On their end, 3 records are created automatically the moment 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 address where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that deals with the e-mails for that specific Internet domain. The website and the e-mail hosting are usually considered to be one thing, while they're in reality two different services. Having different records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you want. For example, some new provider may have excellent 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 emails with the latter, you could get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a site or send an e-mail - in any case, 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're going to see the needed website or your e-mail is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

With a cloud web hosting package from our company, you'll be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease by using our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records will take two clicks and the setup of a new record takes just a couple of more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you'll not encounter any difficulties. We also have a large help section that makes things even easier. If you wish to switch your email provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the standard 2, you may choose their priority i.e. which record is going to deal with your emails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you're going to have 100 % control over your domains and subdomains and you are going to be able to manage their A and MX records easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our semi-dedicated hosting plans, allows you to view the A and MX records for each of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if necessary, to edit any of them or create new ones. Handling these records is very easy as all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so updating a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes a few more clicks and in case you experience any problems, you can check out our educational videos on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by individuals with no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to offer you total control of all records and to allow you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are switching your e-mails to a different company and they ask you to set up more than 2 different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.