Whenever you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific provider. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically right after the Internet domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain name where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that handles the emails for that particular domain name. The site and the e-mail hosting are typically considered to be one thing, when they are in reality two different services. Having separate records for them will permit you to have them with different providers if you would like. As an example, some new service provider may have superb uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your emails from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain name to the former and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you could get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a site or send an e-mail - 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 right web/mail server will then be contacted and you will see the needed website or your email is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a Linux shared web hosting from us, you will be able to view, create and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. Assuming that a particular domain has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to change specific records via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails pointed to another provider if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool will enable you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain at all. If you choose to use the e-mail services of a different service provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do this with only a couple of mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your CP. You can also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you're going to be able to see and edit the A and MX records for any one of the domains or subdomains which you host within the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to handle the account, offers an innovative, although easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to modify their records with no more than a few clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it will be just as easy - pick the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you will be all set. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case you decide to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records aside from the two default ones. In case you encounter any difficulties, you will find a in-depth Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or change any record.