When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular company. On their end, three records are set up automatically the moment the 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 website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that deals with the emails for that particular Internet domain. The website and the e-mail hosting are generally considered to be one thing, when they're in reality two different services. Having independent records for them will allow you to have them with different providers if you would like. For example, some new company can have fantastic 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 to the former and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you can get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a website or send an email - in any case, the company whose name servers are used for the domain address 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 are going to see the needed site or your email is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Hosting
If you have a hosting through us, you're going to be able to see, create and change any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. As long as a given Internet domain has our Name Servers, you'll be able to modify particular records using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or e-mails pointed to any other provider if you want to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool will even permit you to have a domain 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 name at all. If you want to use the email services of a different company and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do this with simply a couple of clicks through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. 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
With the semi-dedicated servers which we provide, you'll have total control over the records of all domain names and subdomains that you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each of them has via the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and editing any record takes just a few mouse clicks. If you want to switch your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can update the required record and point your domain to the other company for one of the services, as you still carry on using the other one through us. You may also keep the main domain here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. In case you are modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for each and every one.