Any time you add a domain as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific service provider. On their end, 3 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, which “tells” the Internet domain where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that deals with the e-mails for that specific domain address. The website and the email hosting are often regarded as one thing, while they are in fact two different services. Having different records for them will permit you to have them with different companies if you want. For instance, some new service provider might have exceptional 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 Internet domain to the former and MX records to have the e-mails with the second, you could get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you want to open a site or send an e-mail - in either case, the company whose name servers are used for the domain 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're going to see the needed site or your email will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting

With a cloud website hosting plan from our company, you'll be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains easily by using our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Modifying the default records takes 2 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'll not experience any issues. We've got a large help section that makes things even easier. If you'd like to switch your email provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can pick their priority i.e. which record will manage your e-mails first when somebody sends you a message. Normally the new provider will tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you will have complete control of your domain addresses and subdomains and you will be able to manage 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 of your domain addresses or subdomains is very easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are maintained using our in-house built Hepsia CP, which includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you could 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 if you have never dealt with such matters before, you won't encounter any difficulties if you decide to switch your website or emails to some other provider while keeping the second service with our company. If required, you can also create additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.