When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular service provider. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically the moment the domain address is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain address where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that manages the emails for that specific domain address. The website and the email hosting are typically considered to be one thing, when they are in reality two different services. Having separate records for them will permit you to have them with different providers if you'd like. For instance, some new provider can have superb uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain address to the first and MX records to have the e-mails with the second, you can get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you wish to open a site or send an e-mail - in any case, the 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've set records different from their own, the correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you're going to see the needed site or your email will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, that comes with each and every Linux cloud hosting which we offer, will enable you to view, change and create A and MX records for every domain or subdomain inside your account. From the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to view a list of all hosts in the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update will not take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Setting up new records is just as easy if, as an illustration, you would like to use the e-mail services of another service provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. Additionally you can set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. Using our sophisticated tool, you will be able to control the records of your domain names and subdomains easily even when you have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our semi-dedicated servers, will allow you to view the A and MX records for each of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if required, to edit any of them or create new ones. Controlling these records is very 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. Creating a new one takes just a couple of more clicks and in case you experience any difficulties, you can check out our instructional videos on how to create A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by people with no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to provide you with total 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 emails to a different company and they ask you to set up more than two different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.