When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular company. On their end, three records are created automatically as soon as the Internet domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain address where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that manages the e-mails for that specific Internet domain. The site and the email hosting are usually regarded as one thing, when they are in fact two different services. Having different records for them will permit you to have them with different providers if you wish. For instance, some new provider could have outstanding 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 Internet 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 whenever you want to open a website or send an email - either way, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain will be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you've set records different from their own, the correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you will see the needed site or your email will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to see and change the A and MX records for any of the domain names or subdomains you host inside the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to control the account, comes with an innovative, albeit easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to modify their records with no more than several mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it's going to be just as easy - select the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you will be all set. You will also be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case that you decide to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records aside from the two standard ones. In case you experience any troubles, we've got a in-depth Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or change any record.