Whenever you add a domain as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific service provider. On their end, three records are set up automatically as soon as 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 website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that manages the emails for that particular domain address. The site and the email hosting are often perceived as one thing, when they are in reality two different services. Having independent records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you wish. For instance, some new service provider can have outstanding uptime for your website, but you may not want to switch your emails from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain to the first and MX records to have the emails with the second, you will get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a site or send an email - either way, the company whose name servers are used for the Internet domain 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 will see the needed site or your e-mail will be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every cloud hosting that we offer, will permit you to see, modify and set up A and MX records for each domain name or subdomain within your account. Using the DNS Records section, you will be able to see a list of all hosts in 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 simple if, for example, you wish to use the email services of another service provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. You can even set the priority for each 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 if the connection times out, it's going to contact the next one. Using our sophisticated tool, you'll be able to handle the records of your domain names and subdomains easily even though you may have no prior experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Accessing and changing the A or MX records for each of your domain names or subdomains is incredibly easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us. The accounts are maintained through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you can click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as simple as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters before, you will not experience any issues if you wish to move your website or e-mails to a different provider while keeping the second service with our company. When necessary, you can also set up additional MX records and set a certain priority depending on the instructions of the new provider.