Whenever you add a domain as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific provider. On their end, three records are created automatically the moment the Internet domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that handles the e-mails for that particular Internet domain. The site and the email hosting are generally perceived as one thing, while they're in fact two different services. Having separate records for them will allow you to have them with different providers if you would like. For example, some new service provider may have superb uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain to the former and MX records to have the emails with the second, you will get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you wish to open a website or send an email - either way, the provider 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 right web/mail server will then be contacted and you'll 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're going to be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains with ease using our sophisticated Hepsia hosting CP. Modifying the default records will take two clicks and the creation of a new record requires just a couple of more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you won't experience any difficulties. We have a large help section that'll make things even easier. If you'd like to switch your email provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the default 2, you may choose their priority i.e. which record is going to manage your e-mails 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'll have full control over your domain names 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 Control Panel, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will enable you to view the A and MX records for any of the domains or subdomains in your account and if necessary, to edit any of them or set up new ones. Managing these records is quite 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 couple of more clicks and in case you experience any problems, you can check out our video tutorials on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by individuals with no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to give you 100 % control over all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're pointing your e-mails to a different service provider and they ask you to create more than 2 different MX records, you may choose the priority of each one.