Whenever you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular provider. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically the moment the domain address is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain address where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that manages the emails for that particular domain. The site and the email hosting are generally perceived as one thing, while they're in reality two different services. Having separate records for them will permit you to have them with different companies if you would like. As an illustration, some new provider may have exceptional uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain 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 site or send an e-mail - in any case, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain name 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 will see the needed site or your e-mail is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
With a cloud hosting package from us, you are going to be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains easily using our leading-edge Hepsia hosting CP. Modifying the default records requires two clicks and the creation of a new record requires only a couple of more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you'll not encounter any difficulties. We have an extensive help section that will make things even easier. If you wish to change your e-mail provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the default 2, you can choose their priority i.e. which record will manage your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you will have full control over your domain names and subdomains and you'll be able to manage their A and MX records very easily and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Accessing and editing the A or MX records for each of your domain names or subdomains is incredibly easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from us. The accounts are managed by using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which features a section committed to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you may click on any of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record is as simple as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not experience any issues if you want to direct your website or emails to another provider while keeping the second service with our company. If necessary, you may also create additional MX records and set a certain priority based on the instructions of the new provider.