Any time you add a domain as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific company. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically right after the Internet domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that handles the emails for that particular domain. The website and the e-mail hosting are often regarded as one thing, while they're in reality two different services. Having independent records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you'd like. As an illustration, some new provider can have fantastic uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain name to the former and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you can get the best of both providers. These records are checked whenever you want to open a website or send an email - in any case, the company whose name servers are used for the Internet domain is going to 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 will see the needed site or your email will be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every website hosting we provide, will allow you to view, change and set up A and MX records for each Internet domain or subdomain inside your account. Using the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to see a list of all hosts in the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update will not take you more than a few mouse clicks. Creating new records is as simple if, as an example, you want to use the email services of another provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. Additionally you can set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. Quite simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it will contact the next one. Using our advanced tool, you'll be able to control the records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly even though you may have no prior experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Accessing and changing the A or MX records for each of your domain addresses or subdomains is really easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are handled via our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which includes a section committed to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you may click on any of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record is as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters before, you simply won't experience any difficulties if you wish to move your site or e-mails to another company while keeping the second service with our company. If necessary, you may also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.