When you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular service provider. On their end, three records are set up automatically as soon as the domain name is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain address where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that handles the emails for that particular Internet domain. The site and the e-mail hosting are typically regarded as one thing, while they are in fact two different services. Having separate records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you would like. For instance, some new company might have superb uptime for your site, but you might 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 emails 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 - in any case, the company 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 will see the needed website or your email will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting

With a cloud website hosting plan from our company, you're going to be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains easily through our advanced Hepsia hosting CP. Editing the default records requires 2 clicks and the creation of a new record takes only a couple of more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you won't experience any problems. We also have an extensive help section that makes things even easier. If you'd like to switch your email provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the standard two, you can select their priority i.e. which record will handle 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 will have 100 % control over your domain names and subdomains and you are going to be able to handle their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Accessing and changing the A or MX records for any of your domain names or subdomains is really easy if you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are handled by using our in-house built Hepsia CP, which has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you could click on any of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as simple as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even if you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not experience any problems if you want to direct your website or emails to some other service provider while keeping the second service with our company. If required, you could also set up additional MX records and set a certain priority depending on the instructions of the new provider.