When you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular service provider. On their end, three records are created automatically the moment the domain address is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the Internet domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that manages the emails for that particular domain address. The website and the email hosting are usually perceived as one thing, when they are actually two different services. Having independent records for them will permit you to have them with different providers if you would like. For instance, some new provider might have superb uptime for your website, but you may not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain name to the first 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 website or send an email - in either case, the company whose name servers are used for the domain name will be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you've set records different from their own, the correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you will see the needed website or your e-mail is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud web hosting package which we provide, allows you to see, modify and set up A and MX records for any domain or subdomain in your account. Using the DNS Records section, you will be able to see a list of all hosts within the account in alphabetical order with their related records, so any update will not take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Setting up new records is as simple if, for example, you want to use the email services of a different service provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. You can also set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. In other words, when your emails 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. Through our innovative tool, you're going to be able to manage the records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease even though you may have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will allow you to view the A and MX records for each of the domains or subdomains in your account and if necessary, to change any of them or create new ones. Managing these records is quite easy as all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so updating a record is as simple as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes a few more clicks and in case you experience any problems, you can check out our instructional videos on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by people with no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to provide you with full control of all records and to permit you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are pointing your emails to a different provider and they ask you to create more than two different MX records, you may choose the priority of each one.