When you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific provider. On their end, three records are created automatically right after 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 site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that deals with the emails for that specific domain. The website and the e-mail hosting are typically perceived as one thing, while they're in fact two different services. Having independent records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you want. As an example, some new service provider might have exceptional uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain name to the former and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you will get the best of both providers. 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've set records different from their own, the correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you are going to see the needed website or your e-mail will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux cloud hosting plan that we provide, will allow you to view, modify and set up A and MX records for any domain name or subdomain within your account. Using the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to view a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their related records, so any update is not going to take you more than a few mouse clicks. Setting up new records is as simple if, as an illustration, you wish to use the email services of a different company and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. You can even set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. To put it differently, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it's going to contact the next one. Through our sophisticated tool, you are going to be able to handle the records of your domain names and subdomains with ease even when you have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you are going to be able to see and edit the A and MX records for any of the domain names or subdomains you host within the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to take care of the account, offers an advanced, albeit easy-to-use tool where all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to edit their records with no more than a couple of mouse clicks. If you have to create a new record, it will be just as simple - select the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you'll be ready. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case you want to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records other than the 2 standard ones. If you ever experience any issues, we've got a comprehensive Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or change any record.