Whenever you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific provider. On their end, three records are set up automatically when the domain address is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain address where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that deals with the e-mails for that particular domain. The site and the e-mail hosting are usually considered to be one thing, when they're in reality two different services. Having independent records for them will permit you to have them with different companies if you'd like. As an illustration, some new company can have excellent uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain to the former and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you will get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a site or send an e-mail - in any 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 right web/mail server will then be contacted and you're going to see the needed website or your email is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting from us, you are going to be able to see, set up and change any A or MX record for your domain names. Provided that a specific domain has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to modify specific records through our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or e-mails directed to any other provider if you wish to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool will even permit you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address the slightest bit. If you choose to use the e-mail services of a different provider and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do it with simply a few mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You may also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our Linux semi-dedicated servers, will enable you to see the A and MX records for each of the domains or subdomains in your account and if required, to edit any of them or set up new ones. Controlling these records is quite easy because all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so editing a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes just a couple of more clicks and if you experience any difficulties, 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 no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to give you total control of all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are switching your e-mails to a different company and they ask you to set up more than two different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.