Whenever you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific company. On their end, 3 records are created automatically right after the domain name 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 website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that manages the emails for that specific domain name. The website and the email hosting are typically regarded as one thing, while they're in reality two different services. Having separate records for them will permit you to have them with different providers if you'd like. As an illustration, some new provider can have outstanding uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain to the former and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you could get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you want to open a website or send an email - either way, 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'll see the needed website or your email will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting

If you have a Linux web hosting package from us, you're going to be able to see, create and change any A or MX record for your domains. So long as a given domain name has our Name Servers, you'll be able to change particular records through our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or e-mails pointed to any other service provider if you want to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool will 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 in any way. If you want to use the email services of another service provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do this with only a few mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can even set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you're going to be able to view and update the A and MX records for any one of the domain names or subdomains you host in the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to control the account, offers an advanced, though easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to change their records with no more than a few mouse clicks. If you have to create a new record, it will be equally simple - pick the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you're going to be all set. Additionally, you will be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case you choose to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to set up additional records other than the two default ones. In case you encounter any difficulties, you will find a in-depth Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or edit any record.