Custom MX and A Records
What precisely is an A record? What is an MX record? What are their functions as a part of the Domain Name System?
Any time you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular service provider. On their end, 3 records are created 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 domain name where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that deals with the e-mails for that specific domain. The website and the email hosting are typically thought to be one thing, when they're in fact two different services. Having different records for them will permit you to have them with different companies if you would like. As an example, some new provider could have excellent 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 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 when you want to open a site or send an email - in either case, the provider whose name servers are used for the 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'll see the needed website or your email will be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting
With a cloud website hosting
plan from our company, you'll be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly by using our innovative Hepsia hosting CP. Editing the default records will take 2 clicks and the setup of a new record requires just a few more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you won't experience any issues. We have a comprehensive help section that'll make things even easier. If you wish to switch your email provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the standard two, you can select their priority i.e. which record will handle your emails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you're going to have full control of your domain addresses 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 Hosting
Accessing and changing the A or MX records for any of your domain names or subdomains is extremely easy if you get a semi-dedicated server
plan through our company. The accounts are handled through our in-house built Hepsia CP, which includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains. The latter will 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 entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even if you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not experience any issues if you choose to move your site or e-mails to some other company while keeping the second service with our company. If needed, you may also set up additional MX records and set a certain priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.