Whenever you add a domain 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 the moment the domain name is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain name where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that manages the e-mails for that particular domain name. The site and the email hosting are generally considered to be one thing, while they are in reality two different services. Having different records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you wish. For example, some new company might have exceptional uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your emails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain name to the former and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you could get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you want to open a site or send an e-mail - either way, the company whose name servers are used for the Internet 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 are going to see the needed site or your e-mail will be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, that comes with each and every web hosting we offer you, allows you to see, change and set up A and MX records for every domain or subdomain inside your account. From the DNS Records section, you will be able to view a list of all hosts within the account from a to z with their related records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a few mouse clicks. Creating new records is as 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 2. You may also set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. To put it differently, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. With our state-of-the-art tool, you will be able to control the records of your domains and subdomains with ease even when you have no prior experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With the semi-dedicated servers that we offer, you're going to have complete control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each of them has using the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and modifying any record requires as little as a few clicks. If you want to switch your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can edit the required record and point your domain name to the other company for one of the services, as you still keep using the other one through us. You may also keep the main domain name here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. When you're changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard two we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for each one.