Any time you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular provider. On their end, three records are set up automatically as soon as the domain address is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that manages the emails for that particular domain address. The site and the email hosting are usually thought to be one thing, while they're actually two different services. Having separate records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you wish. As an example, some new provider may have superb uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain to the first and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you will get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you wish to open a website or send an email - either way, the company whose name servers are used for the domain name is going to be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you have set records different from their own, the right web/mail server will then be contacted and you will see the needed site or your e-mail is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux cloud hosting plan that we offer, will enable you to see, change and create A and MX records for each domain name or subdomain within your account. Using the DNS Records section, you will be able to see a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their related records, so any update is not going to take you more than a few mouse clicks. Creating new records is just as simple if, as an illustration, you want to use the email services of another company and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. You can even set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. In other words, when your e-mails 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. Using our state-of-the-art tool, you are going to be able to manage the records of your domain addresses and subdomains easily even when you have no prior experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With the semi-dedicated hosting plans we offer, you're going to have total control over the records of all domain names and subdomains that you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records every one of them has via the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and modifying any record takes only a few mouse clicks. If you decide to switch your web or email hosting provider, you can update the required record and direct your domain name to the other service provider for one of the services, as you still keep using the other one through us. You may also keep the main domain name here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. When you're changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard 2 that we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for every one.