Whenever 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, 3 records are created automatically when the Internet domain 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 site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that handles the e-mails for that particular Internet domain. The site and the e-mail hosting are usually regarded as one thing, when they're actually two different services. Having separate records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you want. For example, some new company can have fantastic 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 Internet domain to the former and MX records to have the e-mails with the second, you can get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a site or send an email - in either case, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain address will 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're going to see the needed website or your email will be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared hosting service we offer you, will permit you to see, change and set up A and MX records for any Internet domain or subdomain within your account. Through the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to view a list of all hosts within the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update will not take you more than a few clicks. Creating new records is equally easy if, for example, you would like to use the e-mail services of another 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. Quite simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it's going to contact the next one. Using our advanced tool, you will be able to control the records of your domains and subdomains with ease even though you may have no previous experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated service, will enable you to view the A and MX records for any of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if required, to change any of them or create new ones. Handling these records is incredibly easy since all domains/subdomains will 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 in case you experience any difficulties, you can check out our instructional videos on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by people with no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to provide you with complete control over all records and to permit you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are pointing your e-mails to a different service provider and they ask you to set up more than two different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.