Any time you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular service provider. On their end, 3 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 Internet domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that manages the emails for that specific domain name. The website and the email hosting are generally regarded as one thing, while they are actually two different services. Having different records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you would like. For example, some new company might have outstanding uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain address to the first and MX records to have the emails with the second, you could get the best of both providers. These records are checked whenever you want to open a website or send an email - in either case, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain name 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'll see the needed website or your email will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Hosting

With a hosting package from us, you are going to be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly through our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Modifying the default records will take 2 clicks and the setup of a new record requires only a few more clicks, so even if you have never dealt with such matters, you won't experience any issues. We've got a comprehensive help section that will make things even easier. If you would like to switch your e-mail provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the default 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. Normally the new provider will tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you'll have full control over your domains and subdomains and you are going to be able to manage their A and MX records easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our semi-dedicated service, allows you to view the A and MX records for any of the domains or subdomains in your account and if required, to update any of them or create new ones. Controlling these records is very easy as all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so updating a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes a few more clicks and if you experience any problems, you can check out our educational videos on how to create A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by individuals with little or no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to provide you with 100 % control over all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are switching your emails to a different provider and they ask you to create more than two different MX records, you can choose the priority of each one.