When you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular company. On their end, 3 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, which “tells” the domain address where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that deals with the e-mails for that specific Internet domain. The website and the e-mail hosting are often regarded as one thing, while they are in fact two different services. Having different records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you would like. For example, some new service provider may have fantastic uptime for your site, 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 providers. These records are checked when you wish to open a website or send an e-mail - either way, the company whose name servers are used for the domain is going to be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you have set records different from their own, the right web/mail server will then be contacted and you'll see the needed website or your email is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud plan through our company, you're going to be able to view, set up and change any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Assuming that a specific Internet domain has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to modify certain records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or emails directed to any other company if you want to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool will even enable you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain name in any way. If you choose to use the email services of a different provider and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do this with simply a couple of mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated servers, will permit you to see the A and MX records for each of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if required, to change any of them or set up new ones. Handling these records is very easy since all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so editing a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes just a few more clicks and in case you experience any problems, you can check out our video tutorials on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by people with little or no previous experience, yet advanced enough to provide you with 100 % control over all records and to allow you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're switching your e-mails to a different company and they ask you to set up more than two different MX records, you may choose the priority of each one.