When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific company. On their end, 3 records are created automatically as soon as 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 address where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that handles the e-mails for that specific domain name. The site and the email hosting are generally thought to be one thing, while they are actually two different services. Having different records for them will allow you to have them with different providers if you would like. For example, some new provider may have fantastic uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain address to the former and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you can get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a site or send an email - either way, the service 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 have set records different from their own, the correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you will see the needed website or your email will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting

With a web hosting package from us, you will be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly through our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Changing the default records takes two clicks and the setup of a new record requires just a couple of more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you will not experience any difficulties. We've got an in depth help section that'll make things even easier. If you would like to switch your email provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the standard two, you can choose their priority i.e. which record is going to deal with your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider will tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you will have total control over your domains and subdomains and you'll be able to handle their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for any of your domains or subdomains is very easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. The accounts are handled using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you can click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record is as simple 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 experience any problems if you wish to move your website or e-mails to an alternative provider while keeping the second service with our company. When needed, you could also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the instructions of the new provider.