When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular provider. On their end, 3 records are created automatically as soon as the domain address is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain name where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that manages the emails for that particular Internet domain. The site and the e-mail hosting are typically regarded as one thing, when they're in fact two different services. Having independent records for them will permit you to have them with different providers if you'd like. As an illustration, some new provider may have exceptional uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your emails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain address 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 when you wish to open a website or send an e-mail - either way, the company whose name servers are used for the domain address is going to 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 will see the needed site or your e-mail is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux cloud web hosting we offer, will permit you to see, modify and set up A and MX records for each domain name or subdomain inside your account. Using the DNS Records section, you will be able to view a list of all hosts within the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update is not going to take you more than a couple of clicks. Creating new records is just as simple if, for example, you wish to use the e-mail services of a different provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. Additionally you can set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. Quite simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it will contact the next one. Through our advanced tool, you will be able to manage the records of your domains and subdomains with ease even if you have no prior experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With the semi-dedicated service that we provide, you are going to have complete control over the records of all domains and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each of them has via the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and changing any record takes just a few mouse clicks. If you want to switch your web or email hosting provider, you can update the necessary record and direct your domain name to the other service provider for one of the services, while you still continue using the other one through us. You can also keep the main domain name here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you're changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default 2 we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for every single one.