Whenever you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific provider. On their end, three records are set up automatically the moment the domain name is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that deals with the emails for that particular domain address. The website and the e-mail hosting are often regarded as one thing, while they're actually two different services. Having different records for them will permit you to have them with different providers if you would like. For instance, some new service provider might have excellent uptime for your website, but you may 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 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 want to open a website or send an e-mail - in any case, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain will 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 site or your e-mail is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every website hosting which we offer, allows you to see, change and set up A and MX records for each Internet domain or subdomain within your account. From the DNS Records section, you'll be able to see a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update won't take you more than a couple of clicks. Setting up new records is as easy if, as an illustration, you would like to use the e-mail services of another provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. You can also set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. To put it differently, when your emails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it is going to contact the next one. Using our state-of-the-art tool, you're going to be able to control the records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly even if you have no prior experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you'll be able to see and update the A and MX records for each of the domains or subdomains you host in the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage the account, comes with an innovative, although easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to change their records with no more than a few mouse 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 are going to be ready. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case that you want to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to set up additional records apart from the 2 default ones. If you ever encounter any issues, we've got a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or edit any record.