When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific service provider. On their end, 3 records are created automatically the moment the Internet 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 website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that deals with the e-mails for that particular Internet domain. The website and the e-mail hosting are generally considered to be one thing, while they're in fact two different services. Having separate records for them will permit you to have them with different companies if you would like. As an example, some new company can have fantastic uptime for your website, but you may not want to switch your emails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the Internet domain to the first and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you will get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you wish to open a website or send an e-mail - in either case, the service provider whose name servers are used for the domain address will be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you have 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 will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

With a cloud hosting package from our company, you will be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly through our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Modifying the default records takes 2 clicks and the setup of a new record takes just a few more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you'll not experience any issues. We've got an extensive help section that'll make things even easier. If you'd like to switch your e-mail provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can pick 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 full control of your domain names and subdomains and you'll be able to manage their A and MX records easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and editing the A or MX records for any one of your domain names or subdomains is really easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are maintained through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you could click on every one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record will be as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even if you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not encounter any issues if you choose to move your website or emails to another provider while keeping the second service with our company. If necessary, you can also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority depending on the recommendations of the new provider.