When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific company. On their end, three records are set up automatically as soon as the domain name 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 show the server that manages the e-mails for that specific Internet domain. The site and the e-mail hosting are typically thought to be one thing, when they're actually two different services. Having separate records for them will permit you to have them with different providers if you would like. For example, some new service provider might have fantastic uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by employing an A record to point the Internet domain to the former and MX records to have the emails 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 email - in any case, the provider whose name servers are used for the Internet domain will 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 will see the needed website or your e-mail is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, that comes with each and every hosting
which we offer, will allow you to see, modify and set up A and MX records for each Internet 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 from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update will not take you more than a few mouse clicks. Creating new records is just as easy if, as an illustration, you would like to use the e-mail services of a different company and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. You can also set the priority for every 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 will contact the next one. Using our sophisticated tool, you'll be able to control the records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly even when you have no previous experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our semi-dedicated servers
, allows you to see the A and MX records for every one of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if needed, to update any of them or create new ones. Handling these records is very easy since all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so updating 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 if you experience any issues, you can check out our video tutorials on how to set up 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 give you 100 % control over all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're switching your e-mails to a different service provider and they ask you to create more than 2 different MX records, you can choose the priority of each one.