Custom MX and A Records
What exactly is an A record? What is an MX record? What functions do they serve inside the Domain Name System?
Every registered domain name has no less than two Name Server records that show where it is hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain address to the servers of a specific website hosting provider. This way, you have got both your website and your emails handled by the very same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there is a variety of other records, for instance A and MX. The former shows which server handles the site for a given domain address and is always an IP address (18.104.22.168), while the latter reveals which server deals with the e-mails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). For example, any time you type a domain in your browser, your request is sent through the global DNS system to the provider whose NS records the domain uses and from there you may be directed to the servers of a different service provider provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having separate records for the website and the e-mails suggests that you may have your website and your emails with 2 different companies if you wish.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux cloud web hosting package
we offer you, will permit you to view, modify and set up A and MX records for any domain name or subdomain in your account. From the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to see a list of all hosts within the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update won't take you more than a few clicks. Setting up new records is equally simple if, for example, you want to use the email services of a different company and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. You may also set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it's going to contact the next one. With our innovative tool, you will be able to control the records of your domain addresses and subdomains easily even if you have no prior experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
, will allow you to see the A and MX records for each of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if needed, to update any of them or create new ones. Controlling these records is incredibly easy since all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so updating a record is as simple as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes only a few more clicks and if you experience any issues, you can check out our educational videos on how to create A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by people with little or no previous experience, yet advanced enough to give you full control over all records and to allow you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are switching your e-mails to a different company and they ask you to create more than two different MX records, you may choose the priority of each one.