When you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular service provider. On their end, 3 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 address where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that deals with the emails for that particular domain address. The site and the e-mail hosting are usually regarded as one thing, while they are in reality two different services. Having different records for them will allow you to have them with different providers if you'd like. For instance, some new company may have superb uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your e-mail messages 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 e-mail - 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've 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 is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every cloud website hosting plan that we offer, allows you to see, modify and create A and MX records for any domain name or subdomain inside your account. Using the DNS Records section, you'll be able to view a list of all hosts inside the account from a to z with their related records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a couple of clicks. Setting up new records is as simple if, as an example, you wish to use the e-mail services of a different company and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. Additionally you can set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. In other words, 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. Using our state-of-the-art tool, you are going to be able to control the records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease even though you may have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you're going to be able to view and edit the A and MX records for each of the domains or subdomains that you host in the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to control the account, offers an state-of-the-art, albeit easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to modify their records with no more than several clicks. If you have to create a new record, it's going to be just as easy - select the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you will be all set. Additionally, you will be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case that you want to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to set up additional records besides the 2 standard ones. If you encounter any troubles, we have a detailed Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to create or modify any record.