Whenever you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific company. On their end, 3 records are created automatically right after 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 site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that handles the emails for that particular domain name. The site and the email hosting are generally considered to be one thing, while they're actually two different services. Having different records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you would like. As an example, some new provider can have fantastic uptime for your website, but you may 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 e-mails with the second, you will get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you wish to open a site or send an email - either way, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain name will 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 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 service that we provide, will permit you to view, change and set up A and MX records for any domain name or subdomain inside your account. Through the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to view a list of all hosts inside the account from a to z with their related records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Creating new records is just as simple if, as an example, 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 single 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. Through our sophisticated tool, you're going to be able to manage the records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease even when you have no prior experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated servers, will enable you to see the A and MX records for any of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if necessary, to update any of them or set up new ones. Controlling these records is very easy because all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so editing a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes a few more clicks and in case you experience any difficulties, you can check out our video tutorials on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by individuals with no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to provide you with full 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 service provider and they ask you to create more than two different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.