When you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific 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, that “tells” the domain address where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that handles the e-mails for that particular domain name. The site and the email hosting are usually perceived as one thing, when they're actually two different services. Having independent records for them will allow you to have them with different providers if you'd like. For example, some new provider might have fantastic uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your emails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain to the former and MX records to have the e-mails with the second, you could get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you wish to open a site or send an e-mail - in either case, the provider whose name servers are used for the Internet domain is going to 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 email is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a Linux cloud web hosting package through us, you're going to be able to see, create and modify any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. As long as a particular domain has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to change specific records using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or emails directed to any other provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool will permit you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain in any way. If you want to use the e-mail services of a different service provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do this with just a couple of clicks in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you will be able to view and change the A and MX records for any one of the domains or subdomains you host within the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage the account, comes with an sophisticated, although easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to edit their records with no more than several mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it will be just as simple - choose the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you will be all set. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case that you decide to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records apart from the two default ones. If you experience any troubles, we've got a in-depth Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or change any record.