Any time you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific service provider. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically when 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 website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that deals with the emails for that particular Internet domain. The website and the e-mail hosting are usually regarded as one thing, while they're in fact two different services. Having different records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you would like. For example, some new company may have outstanding uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your e-mails 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 will get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you wish to open a site or send an e-mail - in either 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 right web/mail server will then be contacted and you are going to see the needed site or your email will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

With a cloud web hosting package from us, you're going to be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly via our leading-edge Hepsia hosting CP. Editing the default records requires 2 clicks and the creation of a new record requires just a few more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you'll not experience any problems. We've got a large help section that will make things even easier. If you'd like to switch your email provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the standard 2, you may choose their priority i.e. which record is going to manage your emails first when somebody sends you a message. Normally the new provider will tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you'll have total control of your domains and subdomains and you will be able to manage their A and MX records very easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Accessing and editing the A or MX records for any one of your domain names or subdomains is really easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. The accounts are handled via our in-house built Hepsia CP, which features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you may click on every one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record will be as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not encounter any issues if you want to move your site or emails to another company while keeping the second service with our company. When required, you can also create additional MX records and set a certain priority in accordance with the recommendations of the new provider.