Whenever you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular provider. On their end, 3 records are created automatically when the domain address is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain name where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that deals with the e-mails for that particular domain address. The website and the e-mail hosting are generally considered to be one thing, while they are in fact two different services. Having different records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you wish. As an example, some new provider might have excellent uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your emails from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain name to the former and MX records to have the e-mails with the second, you can get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a site or send an email - in any case, the service provider 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 correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you will see the needed site or your email is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every website hosting plan we offer, will permit you to view, modify and set up A and MX records for every domain or subdomain within your account. Using the DNS Records section, you're going to 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 clicks. Creating new records is just as easy if, for instance, you wish to use the e-mail services of another service provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. You can also set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. To put it differently, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. With our advanced tool, you are going to be able to handle the records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly even when you have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans that we provide, you'll have 100 % control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has using the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and editing any record requires as little as a few clicks. If you want to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can edit the necessary record and direct your domain address to the other service provider for one of the services, while you still keep using the other one through us. Also you can keep the main domain name here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you are modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two that we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for each one.