Any time you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific service provider. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically as soon as 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 address where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that deals with the e-mails for that specific Internet domain. The site and the e-mail hosting are usually perceived as one thing, while they're in fact two different services. Having separate records for them will permit you to have them with different companies if you want. For example, some new company could have fantastic uptime for your website, but you may not want to switch your emails from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain to the former and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you can get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a website or send an e-mail - either way, the company whose name servers are used for the domain is going to 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're going to see the needed site or your e-mail will be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every Linux cloud website hosting which we provide, will allow you to see, modify and create A and MX records for any Internet domain or subdomain in your account. Through the DNS Records section, you are 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 won't take you more than a few clicks. Setting up new records is equally easy if, as an example, you would like to use the e-mail services of another provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. You can also set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. In other words, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it is going to contact the next one. With our advanced tool, you'll be able to handle the records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly even when you have no previous experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans, will enable you to see the A and MX records for any of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if needed, to edit any of them or set up new ones. Handling these records is quite easy as all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so modifying a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes a few more clicks and if you experience any issues, you can check out our educational videos on how to create A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by people with little or no previous experience, yet advanced enough to give you complete control of all records and to permit you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are pointing your e-mails to a different company and they ask you to set up more than 2 different MX records, you may choose the priority of each one.