When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular provider. On their end, three records are created automatically the moment the domain address is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the Internet domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that deals with the emails for that particular domain. The website and the email hosting are typically considered to be one thing, while they are actually two different services. Having separate records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you want. For example, some new provider can have excellent uptime for your website, but you may not want to switch your e-mail messages 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 e-mail - either way, the service provider 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 will see the needed website or your e-mail is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have a cloud website hosting service from us, you'll be able to see, set up and change any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. So long as a particular Internet domain has our Name Servers, you'll be able to change certain records using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or emails 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 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 2 MX records, you can easily do it with just a couple of clicks within the DNS Records section of your CP. Also you can 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 editing the A or MX records for any of your domains or subdomains is incredibly easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. The accounts are managed by using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which features a section committed to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you can click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Editing any record is as simple as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even when you have never dealt with such matters before, you simply won't experience any issues if you want to switch your site or e-mails to another provider while keeping the second service with our company. If required, you can also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.