Whenever you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular provider. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically as soon as the domain name is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that manages the e-mails for that specific Internet domain. The website and the email hosting are typically perceived as one thing, when they're in fact two different services. Having different records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you want. As an illustration, some new service provider could have exceptional uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the Internet domain to the first and MX records to have the emails with the second, you will get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a site or send an email - in any case, the service provider whose name servers are used for the Internet domain will be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you have set records different from their own, the correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you will see the needed website or your email is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared package through us, you'll be able to view, create and modify any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. As long as a particular domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to modify specific records by using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or e-mails directed to any other provider if you wish to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool will even allow you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain the slightest bit. If you want to use the e-mail services of another company and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do this with only a couple of clicks within the DNS Records section of your CP. You may also set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one will have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you'll be able to view and change the A and MX records for any one of the domains or subdomains which you host in the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage the account, comes with an innovative, albeit easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to edit their records with no more than a couple of clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it's going to be equally easy - choose the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be all set. You will also be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case that you want to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to set up additional records apart from the two default ones. If you ever experience any problems, we have a comprehensive Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or edit any record.