Any time you add a domain as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific provider. On their end, three records are set up 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 website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that handles the e-mails for that specific Internet domain. The website and the email hosting are usually considered to be one thing, while they are actually two different services. Having different records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you would like. For example, some new provider can have superb uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain address to the first and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you could get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you want to open a site or send an e-mail - in either case, the provider whose name servers are used for the Internet domain 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 will see the needed site or your email is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting
If you have a Linux shared website hosting through our company, you are going to be able to view, create and change any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. As long as a specific domain name has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to change particular records via our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or e-mails pointed to any other company if you would like to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool will even enable you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain at all. If you choose to use the email services of a different provider and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do this with only a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your CP. You may also set different latency for every single 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 through us, you are going to be able to view and update the A and MX records for each of the domains or subdomains which you host in the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to handle the account, provides an state-of-the-art, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to modify their records with no more than a couple of clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it will be just as simple - pick the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you're going to be ready. Additionally, you will be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case you choose to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records apart from the 2 standard ones. In case you experience any problems, we've got a in-depth Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to create or edit any record.