When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular service provider. On their end, three records are created automatically the moment the domain address is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that handles the e-mails for that particular domain. The website and the e-mail hosting are typically regarded as one thing, when they're actually two different services. Having different records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you would like. As an example, some new service provider 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 latter, you will get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you wish to open a website or send an e-mail - in any case, the service provider whose name servers are used for the domain name 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 site or your e-mail will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

With a cloud hosting plan from our company, you are going to be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly through our leading-edge Hepsia hosting CP. Changing the default records will take two clicks and the creation of a new record requires just a few more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you'll not encounter any problems. We also have a large help section that will make things even easier. If you would like to switch your e-mail provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the default 2, you may choose their priority i.e. which record is going to deal with your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you will have 100 % control over your domains and subdomains and you will be able to manage their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our semi-dedicated servers, will enable you to see the A and MX records for each of the domains or subdomains in your account and if needed, to change any of them or create new ones. Handling these records is quite easy as all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so modifying a record is as simple as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes only a few more clicks and in case you experience any difficulties, you can check out our educational videos on how to create A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by individuals with little or no previous experience, yet advanced enough to offer you full control over all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're moving your e-mails to a different provider and they ask you to set up more than 2 different MX records, you can choose the priority of each one.