Any time you add a domain as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular service provider. On their end, 3 records are set up 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 Internet domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that handles the emails for that specific Internet domain. The site and the email hosting are typically considered to be one thing, when they are actually two different services. Having independent records for them will permit you to have them with different companies if you'd like. For instance, some new company can have exceptional uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain name to the first and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you could get the best of both providers. These records are checked whenever you want to open a website or send an e-mail - in either case, the service 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 correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you will see the needed site or your email is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, that comes with each and every hosting service that we offer, will permit you to see, modify and create A and MX records for any domain or subdomain in your account. Using the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to see a list of all hosts in the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update is not going to take you more than a couple of clicks. Creating new records is as simple if, as an example, you want to use the e-mail services of a different service provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. Additionally you can set the priority for every 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'll contact the next one. Through our innovative tool, you're going to be able to handle the records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly even when you have no prior experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our semi-dedicated hosting, will permit you to view the A and MX records for each of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if needed, to update any of them or set up new ones. Handling these records is quite easy since all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so modifying a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes just a couple of more clicks and if you experience any troubles, you can check out our educational videos on how to create A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by people with little or no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to offer you full control of all records and to permit you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're moving your e-mails to a different service provider and they ask you to create more than 2 different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.