Any time you add a domain name 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 created automatically the moment the domain name is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain name where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that deals with the e-mails for that particular domain. The website and the e-mail hosting are generally thought to be one thing, while they're in reality two different services. Having independent records for them will permit you to have them with different providers if you want. As an example, some new provider could have superb uptime for your website, 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 e-mails 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 - either way, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain will 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're going to see the needed site or your email will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every cloud plan which we provide, will enable you to see, change and create A and MX records for every Internet domain or subdomain inside your account. Through the DNS Records section, you will be able to see a list of all hosts within the account in alphabetical order with their related records, so any update is not going to take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Setting up new records is equally simple if, as an example, you want to use the e-mail services of another provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. You can even set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. In other words, 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 will contact the next one. Using our state-of-the-art tool, you are going to be able to manage the records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly even though you may have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to view and change the A and MX records for any one of the domains or subdomains which you host within the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage the account, comes with an advanced, albeit easy-to-use tool where all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to edit their records with no more than a few clicks. If you have to create a new record, it'll be equally easy - select the domain/subdomain, type in 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 that you decide to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to set up additional records other than the 2 default ones. In case you experience any troubles, you will find a comprehensive Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or modify any record.