Whenever you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular provider. On their end, three records are created automatically as soon as the domain name is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that handles the emails for that particular Internet domain. The site and the email hosting are generally considered to be one thing, while they're in fact two different services. Having different records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you wish. As an illustration, some new company may have superb uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your emails from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain to the first and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you will get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you wish to open a site or send an email - 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 have set records different from their own, the right web/mail server will then be contacted and you are going to see the needed site or your e-mail is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

With a shared hosting package from our company, you're going to be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly through our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting CP. Modifying the default records takes two clicks and the setup of a new record takes just a few more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you will not encounter any difficulties. We also have an in depth help section that makes things even easier. If you wish to switch your e-mail provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the default two, you may choose their priority i.e. which record is going to deal with your emails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you are going to have 100 % control over your domain addresses and subdomains and you'll be able to manage their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you're going to be able to see and edit the A and MX records for any of the domain names or subdomains you host in the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage the account, provides an advanced, although easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to change their records with no more than a couple of clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it's going to be just as easy - select the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you'll be all set. Additionally, you will be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case you choose to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to set up additional records besides the 2 default ones. If you ever experience any problems, we've got a in-depth Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or change any record.