Whenever you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular company. On their end, 3 records are created automatically as soon as the domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that deals with the e-mails for that particular domain name. The site and the email hosting are generally perceived as one thing, when they're actually two different services. Having independent records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you want. As an example, some new company can have superb uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain name to the former and MX records to have the emails with the second, you will get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you wish to open a website or send an e-mail - in any case, the service 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 will see the needed site or your email is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting

With a cloud website hosting package from us, you will be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains easily by using our sophisticated Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records requires two clicks and the setup of a new record takes just a few more clicks, so even if you have never dealt with such matters, you will not experience any complications. We also have an extensive help section that'll make things even easier. If you wish 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 choose their priority i.e. which record will handle your emails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you'll have 100 % control of your domains and subdomains and you are going to be able to handle their A and MX records easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Accessing and editing the A or MX records for any one of your domain names or subdomains is incredibly easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. The accounts are maintained using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you may click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Editing any record is as simple as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even when you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not experience any problems if you choose to move your website or emails to another service provider while keeping the second service with our company. When required, you can also create additional MX records and set a specific priority in accordance with the instructions of the new provider.