When you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular service provider. On their end, three records are set up automatically right after the Internet domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the Internet domain where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that manages the emails for that specific domain name. The website and the e-mail hosting are usually regarded as one thing, while they're in fact two different services. Having different records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you'd like. For example, some new company might have fantastic uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your e-mail messages 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 can get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a site or send an email - in any case, the provider 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 website or your e-mail is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting

With a cloud website hosting package from our company, you're going to be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly through our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Changing the default records will take 2 clicks and the setup of a new record requires only a few more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you'll not encounter any difficulties. We've got a comprehensive 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 standard 2, you can pick their priority i.e. which record is going to handle your e-mails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you'll have full control of your domains and subdomains and you're going to be able to manage their A and MX records easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the semi-dedicated plans which we offer, you're going to have total control over the records of all domain names and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records every one of them has using the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and editing any record requires simply a couple of mouse clicks. If you decide to switch your web or email hosting provider, you can change the required record and point your domain address to the other company for one of the services, while you still continue using the other one through us. You could also keep the main domain here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. In case you are editing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for each one.