When you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific service provider. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically as soon as the Internet domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the Internet domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that manages the e-mails for that particular domain name. The website and the e-mail hosting are usually perceived as one thing, while they are actually two different services. Having separate records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you wish. For instance, some new company could have fantastic uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your emails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain name to the first and MX records to have the emails with the second, you will get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you want to open a site or send an e-mail - either way, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain address is going to 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 are going to see the needed site or your e-mail is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Hosting
If you have a hosting plan through our company, you're going to be able to view, create and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. So long as a specific domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to change particular records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or e-mails pointed to another provider if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool will even permit 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 address at all. If you choose to use the e-mail services of a different company and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do that with only a few clicks within the DNS Records section of your CP. You can even set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one will have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you're going to be able to view and edit the A and MX records for any of the domain names or subdomains which you host inside the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to take care of the account, comes with an sophisticated, although easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to edit their records with no more than a couple of mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it'll be just as easy - select the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you'll be all set. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case that you decide to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to set up additional records aside from the two standard ones. If you experience any troubles, we have a in-depth Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to create or change any record.