Any time 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 when 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 address where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that manages the emails for that specific Internet domain. The website and the email hosting are usually perceived as one thing, while they are actually two different services. Having different records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you would like. For example, some new service provider might have exceptional 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 first and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you could get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you wish to open a site or send an email - either way, the provider whose name servers are used for the 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 email will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every cloud web hosting we offer you, allows you to see, change and create A and MX records for every domain or subdomain in your account. Through the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to see a list of all hosts inside the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update is not going to take you more than a couple of clicks. Creating new records is equally easy if, for instance, you want to use the e-mail services of a different company and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. You can even set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, 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 will contact the next one. With our state-of-the-art tool, you are going to be able to control the records of your domains and subdomains with ease even when you have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Accessing and editing the A or MX records for any of your domain names or subdomains is really easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are managed using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section committed to the DNS records of your domain names. 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 will be as easy as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters before, you won't encounter any problems if you choose to move your website or emails to an alternative provider while keeping the second service with our company. If necessary, you may also create additional MX records and set a specific priority depending on the instructions of the new provider.