Any time you add a domain as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific service provider. On their end, three records are created automatically right after the domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain address where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that deals with the e-mails for that particular domain. The site and the email hosting are generally perceived as one thing, while they are in reality two different services. Having different records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you wish. For example, some new company may have fantastic uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your emails from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain name to the first and MX records to have the emails with the second, you could get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you wish to open a website or send an e-mail - in either case, 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've set records different from their own, the right web/mail server will then be contacted and you are going to see the needed website or your email is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, that comes with each and every shared hosting that we provide, will allow you to see, change and create A and MX records for every Internet domain or subdomain within your account. Through the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to see a list of all hosts within the account in alphabetical order with their related records, so any update won't take you more than a few clicks. Creating new records is equally easy if, for example, you would like to use the email services of another provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. You may also set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. In other words, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it's going to contact the next one. Through our sophisticated tool, you will be able to control the records of your domain names and subdomains with ease even when you have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the semi-dedicated servers which we offer, you're going to have full control over the records of all domains and subdomains that 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 takes only a couple of mouse clicks. If you want 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, while you still keep using the other one through us. Also you can keep the main domain here, while you edit the A record of only one of its subdomains. When you're editing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard two that we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for each one.