When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific service provider. On their end, three records are set up 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, that “tells” the domain address where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that manages the e-mails for that particular Internet domain. The website and the e-mail hosting are typically regarded as 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'd like. For instance, some new service provider could have outstanding uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by using an A record to point the Internet domain to the former and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you will get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you want to open a website or send an email - in either case, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain 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 are going to see the needed website or your email will be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Hosting
With a hosting
plan from us, you're going to be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains with ease using our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records will take two clicks and the creation of a new record requires just a few more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you will not encounter any issues. We also have an extensive help section that will make things even easier. If you'd like to change your e-mail provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can pick their priority i.e. which record will handle your emails first when somebody sends you a message. Normally the new provider will tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you will have full control over your domains and subdomains and you'll be able to handle their A and MX records easily and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our semi-dedicated hosting services
, will enable you to see the A and MX records for any of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if required, to change any of them or set up new ones. Controlling these records is incredibly 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. Creating a new one takes only a few more clicks and in case you experience any problems, you can check out our video tutorials on how to create A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by people with little or no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to offer you complete control of all records and to permit you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're pointing your emails to a different service provider and they ask you to create more than 2 different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.