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, 3 records are created automatically as soon as the Internet domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the Internet domain where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that deals with the emails for that particular domain name. The website and the email hosting are usually considered to be one thing, while they are in reality two different services. Having separate records for them will permit you to have them with different companies if you'd like. As an example, some new service provider could have fantastic uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain to the first and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you could get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a website or send an email - either way, the company whose name servers are used for the 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 are going to see the needed site or your e-mail is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

With a shared website hosting plan from us, you're going to be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains with ease via our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting CP. Modifying the default records will take two clicks and the setup of a new record requires just a couple of more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you won't encounter any difficulties. We also have an in depth help section that'll make things even easier. If you want to switch your e-mail provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can choose their priority i.e. which record is going to deal with your e-mails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you are going to have full control of your domain names and subdomains and you are going to be able to manage their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for any one of your domain names or subdomains is extremely easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are managed using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which includes a section committed to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you can click on any one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as easy as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters before, you won't experience any problems if you decide to point your site or e-mails to a different service provider while keeping the second service with our company. When necessary, you could also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority in accordance with the recommendations of the new provider.