When you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific provider. On their end, three records are created automatically when 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 where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that deals with the e-mails for that specific Internet domain. The site and the email hosting are often perceived as one thing, when they're in reality two different services. Having independent records for them will allow you to have them with different providers if you want. As an illustration, some new service provider may have exceptional uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain address to the former and MX records to have the emails with the second, you will get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you wish to open a website or send an email - in either case, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain 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'll see the needed site or your email is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every Linux web hosting that we provide, will enable you to view, modify and set up A and MX records for any domain name or subdomain within your account. Using the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to view a list of all hosts within the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update won't take you more than a few mouse clicks. Creating new records is as simple if, as an illustration, you want to use the e-mail services of another company and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. You can even set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. In other words, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it's going to contact the next one. Through our advanced tool, you're going to be able to handle the records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly even if you have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and changing the A or MX records for any of your domain names or subdomains is extremely easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are managed through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you could click on any 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 even when you have never dealt with such matters before, you simply won't experience any problems if you want to move your site or e-mails to a different service provider while keeping the second service with our company. If necessary, you can also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority in accordance with the instructions of the new provider.