Any time you add a domain as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular 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 former is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain name where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that manages the e-mails for that particular domain address. The site and the email hosting are usually regarded as one thing, when they are in reality two different services. Having separate records for them will permit you to have them with different companies if you want. For example, some new service provider might have superb uptime for your site, but you might 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 e-mails with the second, you will get the best of both providers. These records are checked whenever you want to open a website or send an e-mail - in either case, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain name will 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'll see the needed site or your e-mail will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting

If you have a Linux website hosting through us, you'll be able to view, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. As long as a specific 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 directed to another service provider if you wish to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool is going to enable you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address the slightest bit. If you decide to use the e-mail services of another company and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do it with only a few mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. Also you can set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you're going to be able to view and update the A and MX records for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains you host in the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to handle the account, provides an state-of-the-art, though easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to change their records with no more than a couple of mouse clicks. If you have to create a new record, it's going to be just as simple - pick the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you'll be all set. You will also be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case you choose to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records aside from the 2 standard ones. If you experience any troubles, we've got a comprehensive Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or change any record.