When you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular service provider. On their end, three records are created automatically when the Internet domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain address where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that handles the emails for that specific domain. The site and the e-mail hosting are generally perceived as one thing, while they are in reality two different services. Having separate records for them will allow you to have them with different providers if you would like. As an illustration, some new service provider may have superb uptime for your website, but you may not want to switch your emails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the Internet domain to the former and MX records to have the e-mails with the second, you could get the best of both providers. These records are checked whenever you want to open a site or send an e-mail - in any 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've set records different from their own, the right web/mail server will then be contacted and you are going to see the needed website or your e-mail will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

With a shared hosting package from our company, you will be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains easily using our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting CP. Modifying the default records will take 2 clicks and the setup of a new record requires just a couple of more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you will not experience any issues. We've got a large help section that makes things even easier. If you wish to change your email provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the default 2, you can pick their priority i.e. which record is going to handle your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you'll have total control of your domain names and subdomains and you will be able to manage their A and MX records very easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you will be able to see and change the A and MX records for each of the domains or subdomains you host in the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to control the account, provides an sophisticated, albeit easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to modify their records with no more than several clicks. If you have to create a new record, it's going to be just as simple - choose the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be all set. Additionally, you will be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case that you decide to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records besides the 2 default ones. If you encounter any problems, we have a comprehensive Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or change any record.