Any time you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific service provider. On their end, 3 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 name where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that deals with the e-mails for that particular Internet domain. The site and the e-mail hosting are usually thought to be one thing, when they are in reality two different services. Having different records for them will permit you to have them with different companies if you would like. For example, some new service provider could have superb uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your emails from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain to the former and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you can get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you wish to open a site or send an email - in any case, the 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 correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you'll see the needed site or your email is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux web hosting package that we offer you, allows you to view, change and set up A and MX records for any domain name or subdomain within your account. From the DNS Records section, you will be able to see a list of all hosts in the account in alphabetical order with their related records, so any update won't take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Setting up new records is just as easy if, as an illustration, you wish to use the email services of another provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. You can also set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. To put it differently, when your emails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. Through our advanced tool, you'll be able to handle the records of your domains and subdomains easily even when you have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will permit you to see the A and MX records for any of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if needed, to update any of them or create new ones. Handling these records is incredibly easy since all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so modifying a record is as simple as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes just a few more clicks and in case you experience any issues, you can check out our educational videos on how to create A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by individuals with little or no previous experience, yet advanced enough to offer you complete control over all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are moving your emails to a different company and they ask you to set up more than 2 different MX records, you can choose the priority of each one.