When you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular provider. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically the moment 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 website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that handles the e-mails for that specific domain address. The website and the email hosting are generally considered to be one thing, when they're actually two different services. Having different records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you'd like. For instance, some new provider may have outstanding uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your emails from your current host and by using an A record to point the Internet domain to the former and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you can 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 service provider whose name servers are used for the domain name will be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you've set records different from their own, the right web/mail server will then be contacted and you're going to see the needed site or your e-mail is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

If you have a Linux shared hosting from our company, you'll be able to see, create and modify any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Provided that a given domain has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to change particular records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or emails pointed to any other service provider if you want to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool is going to permit you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address in any way. If you choose to use the e-mail services of another company and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do this with simply a couple of clicks in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. 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 Servers

Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for each of your domains or subdomains is very easy if you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are managed using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you can click on any one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even when you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not encounter any difficulties if you choose to point your website or emails to some other company while keeping the second service with our company. If required, you may also set up additional MX records and set a certain priority based on the instructions of the new provider.