When you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular company. On their end, three records are set up automatically the moment the domain name is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain address where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that manages the e-mails for that specific domain address. The website and the e-mail hosting are generally thought to be one thing, when they are in reality two different services. Having separate records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you wish. As an example, some new provider may have outstanding uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by employing an A record to point the Internet domain to the first and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you can get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you want to open a site or send an email - in either case, the company whose name servers are used for the domain address will be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you've set records different from their own, the correct 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 Shared Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux shared hosting package which we provide, will permit you to see, modify and create A and MX records for each Internet domain or subdomain inside your account. Through the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to view a list of all hosts within the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update is not going to take you more than a few clicks. Setting up new records is just as easy if, as an example, you wish to use the e-mail services of a different company and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. You can even set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. Quite simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it will contact the next one. Through our sophisticated tool, you will be able to manage the records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly even if you have no prior experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we provide, you'll have 100 % 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 using the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and changing any record requires just a few mouse clicks. If you decide to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can edit the required record and point your domain address to the other company for one of the services, as you still keep 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. If you're changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard 2 we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for every one.