Whenever you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific provider. On their end, 3 records are set up 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 name where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that deals with the emails for that particular domain address. The site and the email hosting are often perceived as one thing, while they are actually two different services. Having separate records for them will permit you to have them with different providers if you would like. As an illustration, some new company may have exceptional uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by using an A record to point the Internet domain 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 whenever you want to open a site or send an email - in either case, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain address will be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you've set records different from their own, the correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you're going to see the needed website or your email will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

With a shared website hosting package from us, you will be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains with ease via our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Changing the default records requires 2 clicks and the setup of a new record requires just a couple of more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you'll not encounter any troubles. We also have an extensive help section that will make things even easier. If you would like to change your e-mail provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the default two, you may choose their priority i.e. which record will handle your emails first when somebody sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you are going to have 100 % control of your domain names 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 Servers

Accessing and changing the A or MX records for each of your domain addresses or subdomains is extremely easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us. The accounts are maintained via our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section committed to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you can click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record is as simple 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 problems if you decide to direct your website or e-mails to another company while keeping the second service with our company. If necessary, you may also create additional MX records and set a certain priority in accordance with the recommendations of the new provider.