When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular service provider. On their end, three records are set up automatically the moment the domain address is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the Internet domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that deals with the emails for that specific domain name. The site and the email hosting are often perceived as one thing, when they are actually two different services. Having independent records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you wish. As an example, some new service provider could have fantastic uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by using an A record to point the Internet domain to the former and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you can get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you wish to open a site or send an email - either way, the service provider 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 will see the needed website 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 provide, will allow you to view, change and set up A and MX records for each Internet domain or subdomain in your account. From the DNS Records section, you'll be able to see a list of all hosts in the account in alphabetical order with their related records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Setting up new records is as simple if, as an illustration, you would like to use the e-mail services of a different provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. You can even set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. Quite simply, when your emails 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. Through our advanced tool, you are going to be able to handle the records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly even though you may have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to see and update the A and MX records for any one of the domains or subdomains that you host within the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to take care of the account, offers an sophisticated, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to change their records with no more than a few clicks. If you have to create a new record, it will be just as simple - select the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you will be ready. Additionally, you will be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case you decide to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to set up additional records apart from the two standard ones. In case you experience any problems, we have a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or edit any record.