When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular company. On their end, three records are created automatically the moment the domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that manages the emails for that specific domain address. The website and the email hosting are generally considered to be one thing, while they're actually two different services. Having independent records for them will permit you to have them with different companies if you would like. For instance, some new company might have superb 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 Internet domain to the first and MX records to have the emails with the second, you will get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you wish to open a site or send an email - in either case, the provider whose name servers are used for the Internet domain 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 are going to see the needed site or your email will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every hosting that we offer you, will permit you to see, modify and set up A and MX records for every domain name or subdomain within your account. From the DNS Records section, you will be able to see a list of all hosts inside the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update is not going to take you more than a few mouse clicks. Setting up new records is equally simple if, for instance, you want to use the email services of a different provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. You can even set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. Quite simply, 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'll contact the next one. Using our sophisticated tool, you will be able to control the records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly even when you have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our semi-dedicated servers, will allow you to view the A and MX records for any of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if necessary, to edit any of them or create new ones. Handling these records is very easy since 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. Creating a new one takes only a few more clicks and in case you experience any difficulties, you can check out our instructional videos on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by individuals with little or no previous experience, yet advanced enough to give you total control of all records and to permit you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are switching your emails to a different company and they ask you to create more than 2 different MX records, you may choose the priority of each one.