When you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific company. On their end, 3 records are created automatically when 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 website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that manages the emails for that specific Internet domain. The website and the e-mail hosting are generally thought to be one thing, when they are in reality two different services. Having different records for them will permit you to have them with different providers if you would like. As an example, some new company might have superb 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 second, you can get the best of both providers. 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 correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you will see the needed website or your email is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting

With a cloud website hosting plan from us, you are going to be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease through our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Changing the default records takes 2 clicks and the setup of a new record requires just a few more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you will not experience any problems. We have a comprehensive help section that'll make things even easier. If you wish to change your e-mail provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the standard 2, you may choose their priority i.e. which record will manage your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider will tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you are going to have complete control of your domains and subdomains and you will be able to handle their A and MX records easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you'll be able to see and edit the A and MX records for every one of the domain names or subdomains you host inside the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage the account, comes with an advanced, although easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to edit their records with no more than several clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it's going to be just as simple - pick the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you'll be all set. You will also be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case that you choose to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records besides the 2 default ones. In case you encounter any troubles, we have a comprehensive Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or edit any record.