Any time you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific provider. On their end, three records are created automatically right after the domain 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 website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that manages the e-mails for that specific domain. The site and the e-mail hosting are often considered to be one thing, when they are actually two different services. Having different records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you wish. For example, some new service provider might have excellent uptime for your website, but you may not want to switch your emails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the Internet domain to the first and MX records to have the e-mails with the second, you can get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a site or send an email - either way, the company whose name servers are used for the domain name is going to 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 will see the needed site or your email is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting

With a web hosting package from us, you are going to be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains with ease by using our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Modifying the default records takes 2 clicks and the creation of a new record requires only a couple of more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you will not encounter any difficulties. We have a comprehensive help section that will make things even easier. If you'd like to change your e-mail provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the standard two, you can choose their priority i.e. which record will deal with your e-mails first when somebody sends you a message. Normally the new provider will tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you are going to have 100 % control of your domain addresses and subdomains and you're going to be able to manage their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our semi-dedicated hosting plans, will allow you to see the A and MX records for any of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if needed, to change any of them or create new ones. Controlling these records is quite easy since all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so updating 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 difficulties, you can check out our video tutorials on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by people with little or no previous experience, yet advanced enough to offer you complete control over all records and to allow you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're moving your emails to a different service provider and they ask you to create more than 2 different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.