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 company. 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 first one is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the Internet domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that manages the emails for that specific Internet domain. The site and the e-mail hosting are usually considered to be one thing, when they're actually two different services. Having different records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you would like. As an example, some new company might have outstanding uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your emails from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain name to the first and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you will get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you wish to open a website or send an email - in either case, the service provider whose name servers are used for the domain address will be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you have set records different from their own, the correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you are going to see the needed site or your email will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting

With a website hosting package from our company, you will be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains easily through our sophisticated Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Changing the default records requires two clicks and the creation of a new record takes just a few more clicks, so even if you have never dealt with such matters, you will not encounter any issues. We have a large help section that makes things even easier. If you'd like to change your email provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can pick their priority i.e. which record is going to deal with 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 complete control of your domains and subdomains and you are going to be able to handle their A and MX records easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, will allow you to see the A and MX records for each of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if required, to update any of them or create new ones. Handling these records is incredibly easy as all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so editing a record is as simple as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes a few more clicks and if you experience any problems, you can check out our instructional videos on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by individuals with no previous experience, yet advanced enough to give you complete control over all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are switching your emails to a different service provider and they ask you to set up more than 2 different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.