Whenever you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to point 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 domain name where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that deals with the e-mails for that particular domain address. The website and the e-mail hosting are typically thought to be one thing, while they're actually two different services. Having independent records for them will allow you to have them with different providers if you wish. For instance, 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 Internet domain to the first and MX records to have the e-mails with the second, you could get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you wish to open a site or send an e-mail - in any case, the company whose name servers are used for the Internet domain will be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you've set records different from their own, the correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you will see the needed site or your email will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux cloud web hosting package which we provide, allows you to see, change and create A and MX records for every Internet domain or subdomain in your account. Through the DNS Records section, you'll be able to see a list of all hosts within the account in alphabetical order with their related records, so any update won't take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Setting up new records is just as easy if, as an example, you would like to use the e-mail services of a different company and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. You can also set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. To put it differently, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. Using our sophisticated tool, you'll be able to control the records of your domain addresses and subdomains easily even though you may have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With the Linux semi-dedicated packages which we provide, you will have 100 % control over the records of all domains and subdomains you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each of them has using the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and changing any record takes as little as a few mouse clicks. If you decide to switch your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can edit the necessary record and point your domain to the other company for one of the services, while you still continue using the other one through us. Also you can keep the main domain address here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you are changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard two that we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for every one.