Any time you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific company. On their end, 3 records are created automatically when the Internet domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain name where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that handles the emails for that specific Internet domain. The website and the e-mail hosting are typically considered to be one thing, while they're in reality two different services. Having independent records for them will permit you to have them with different companies if you would like. For example, some new provider can have fantastic uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain address to the first and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you will get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you want to open a site or send an e-mail - in any case, the company 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 site or your e-mail will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you have a shared website hosting through our company, you're going to be able to view, create and change any A or MX record for your domain names. Provided that a particular domain name has our Name Servers, you'll be able to modify certain records via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or e-mails directed to another company if you wish to use only one of our services. Our state-of-the-art tool will allow you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain name the slightest bit. If you want to use the e-mail services of another service provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with simply a few clicks in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will permit you to see the A and MX records for any of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if necessary, to change any of them or set up new ones. Handling these records is incredibly easy as all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so updating a record is as simple as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes only a few more clicks and in case you experience any issues, you can check out our video tutorials on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by people with little or no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to offer you full control over all records and to permit you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're switching your emails to a different service provider and they ask you to create more than two different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.