Any time you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular provider. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically as soon as the domain name is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain address where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that handles the emails for that particular domain name. The site and the email hosting are often perceived as one thing, when they are in reality two different services. Having independent records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you wish. As an illustration, some new provider may have excellent uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by using 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 companies. These records are checked when you wish to open a site or send an e-mail - in any case, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain address 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're going to see the needed site or your email is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting
With a shared website hosting package from us, you'll be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly using our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Modifying the default records takes 2 clicks and the setup of a new record takes only a couple of more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you'll not encounter any issues. We have an in depth help section that will make things even easier. If you want to switch your e-mail provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the standard two, you may choose their priority i.e. which record is going to deal with your emails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you are going to have complete control over your domain addresses and subdomains and you'll be able to handle their A and MX records very easily and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Accessing and changing the A or MX records for any one of your domains or subdomains is very easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us. The accounts are maintained using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which features a section committed to the DNS records of your domains. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you may click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record will be as easy as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not experience any issues if you choose to switch your site or e-mails to some other company while keeping the second service with our company. If needed, you could also create additional MX records and set a certain priority in accordance with the instructions of the new provider.