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

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every Linux cloud web hosting that we offer you, will enable you to view, modify and create A and MX records for each domain or subdomain inside your account. From 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 will not take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Creating new records is equally simple if, for example, you want to use the e-mail services of a different company and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. Also you can set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your emails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it will contact the next one. Through our sophisticated tool, you'll be able to handle the records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly even if you have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and changing the A or MX records for any one of your domain names or subdomains is very easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are managed via our in-house built Hepsia CP, which features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you may click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record is as easy as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you will not encounter any problems if you wish to switch your site or e-mails to some other company while keeping the second service with our company. When necessary, you can also create additional MX records and set a specific priority in accordance with the instructions of the new provider.