Whenever you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific provider. 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, that “tells” the domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that manages the emails for that specific domain address. The site and the e-mail hosting are typically considered to be one thing, when they are in reality two different services. Having independent records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you wish. For example, some new provider may have outstanding uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain name to the former and MX records to have the emails with the second, you will get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you wish to open a site or send an e-mail - in any case, the company whose name servers are used for the Internet 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'll see the needed site or your e-mail will be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, that comes with each and every Linux shared hosting we provide, will allow you to see, change and set up A and MX records for each domain or subdomain in your account. Using the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to view 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 mouse clicks. Creating new records is as simple if, for instance, you wish to use the e-mail services of another company and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. You may also set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it will contact the next one. With our state-of-the-art tool, you'll 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 Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated plans, allows you to view the A and MX records for every one of the domains or subdomains in your account and if necessary, to change any of them or create new ones. Managing these records is quite easy since all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so editing a record is as simple as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes a few more clicks and if you experience any problems, 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 advanced enough to offer you complete control over all records and to allow you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are switching your e-mails to a different provider and they ask you to set up more than 2 different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.