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 service provider. On their end, three records are created automatically right after the 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 reveal the server that manages the e-mails for that particular domain name. The website and the e-mail hosting are often considered to be one thing, when they are in fact two different services. Having separate records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you want. As an illustration, some new company could have fantastic 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 address to the former and MX records to have the e-mails with the second, you can get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you want to open a site or send an e-mail - 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 will see the needed site or your e-mail will be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
With a cloud hosting package from us, you're going to be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly through our advanced Hepsia hosting CP. Changing the default records takes 2 clicks and the setup of a new record takes just a few more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you'll not experience any problems. We have a large help section that makes things even easier. If you wish to switch your email provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the standard two, you may choose their priority i.e. which record is going to manage your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider will tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you are going to have 100 % control over your domains and subdomains and you will be able to manage their A and MX records easily and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With the semi-dedicated hosting which we offer, you'll have full control over the records of all domains and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records every one of them has through the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and changing any record takes simply a few mouse clicks. If you decide to switch your web or email hosting provider, you can edit the required record and point your domain address to the other company for one of the services, while you still carry on using the other one through us. Also you can keep the main domain address here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you are changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard 2 that we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for each one.