When you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific company. On their end, three records are set up automatically as soon as 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 site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that handles the e-mails for that particular domain name. The site and the email hosting are generally thought to be one thing, when they are in reality two different services. Having separate records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you would like. For instance, some new provider could have superb 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 domain name to the former and MX records to have the emails with the second, you will get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you wish to open a site or send an email - either way, the company whose name servers are used for the domain name will 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're going to see the needed website or your e-mail will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

With a shared website hosting package from our company, you're going to be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly through our sophisticated Hepsia hosting CP. Changing the default records requires 2 clicks and the setup of a new record takes only a couple of more clicks, so even if you have never dealt with such matters, you will not experience any difficulties. We have an extensive help section that'll make things even easier. If you'd like to change your e-mail provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the default two, you can choose their priority i.e. which record is going to deal with your e-mails first when somebody 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 total control over your domains and subdomains and you will be able to manage their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the Linux semi-dedicated plans that we offer, you will have complete control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records every one of them has using the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and modifying any record takes as little as a couple of clicks. If you want to change your web or email hosting provider, you can change the required record and point your domain name to the other service provider for one of the services, while you still keep using the other one through us. You may also keep the main domain here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you are changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default 2 that we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for every one.