Whenever you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific service provider. On their end, three records are set up automatically when the domain name is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the Internet domain where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that deals with the emails for that specific domain address. The website and the email hosting are typically thought to be one thing, while they are actually two different services. Having independent records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you wish. For instance, some new service provider may have superb uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain address to the first and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you can get the best of both companies. 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 Internet domain is going to be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you have set records different from their own, the right web/mail server will then be contacted and you are going to see the needed site or your email is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting
With a cloud website hosting plan from our company, you are going to be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly through our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Modifying the default records requires two clicks and the setup of a new record takes only a few more clicks, so even if you have never dealt with such matters, you'll not experience any issues. We've got an extensive help section that makes things even easier. If you wish to change your email provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the standard two, you can pick their priority i.e. which record will deal with your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you will have complete control of your domains and subdomains and you will be able to handle their A and MX records effortlessly 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 very easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are handled using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which features a section committed to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you can click on any one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record will be as easy as entering 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 encounter any problems if you want to direct your site or emails to another 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.