Custom MX and A Records
What exactly is an A record? What is an MX record? What are their jobs within the Domain Name System?
Whenever you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific company. On their end, three records are set up 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 address where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that manages the emails for that specific domain address. The website and the email hosting are often thought to be one thing, while they are in fact two different services. Having separate records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you wish. As an illustration, some new company can 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 to the first and MX records to have the e-mails with the second, you can get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you want to open a site or send an email - in either case, 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'll see the needed website or your email is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux cloud website hosting
which we offer you, will permit you to view, modify and set up A and MX records for every domain or subdomain in your account. From the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to view a list of all hosts in the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update won't take you more than a few clicks. Creating new records is as simple if, as an example, you would like to use the e-mail services of another company and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. Additionally you can set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. Quite simply, when your emails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. With our state-of-the-art tool, you are going to be able to control the records of your domain names and subdomains easily even if you have no prior experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Accessing and editing the A or MX records for any one of your domain addresses or subdomains is really easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server
plan through our company. The accounts are managed through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which features a section devoted 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. Editing 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 simply won't encounter any issues if you decide to direct your website or emails to another company while keeping the second service with our company. If needed, you can also create additional MX records and set a specific priority in accordance with the recommendations of the new provider.