When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific company. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically as soon as the domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain address where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that deals with the emails for that particular Internet domain. The website and the e-mail hosting are typically considered to be one thing, when they are in reality two different services. Having different records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you wish. For example, some new company can have excellent uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by employing an A record to point the Internet domain to the former and MX records to have the emails with the second, you could get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a website or send an email - in any case, the service provider whose name servers are used for the domain is going to 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 e-mail will be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a shared web hosting through us, you'll be able to see, create and change any A or MX record for your domains. Assuming that a particular domain name has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to modify certain records by using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails directed to another service provider if you want to use only one of our services. Our state-of-the-art tool will allow you to have a domain address 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 provider and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with just a few clicks through the DNS Records section of your CP. You can also 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 changing the A or MX records for any of your domains or subdomains is extremely easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. The accounts are handled via our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names. 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. Changing any record will be as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even when you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not encounter any problems if you wish to direct your site or e-mails to another service provider while keeping the second service with our company. If needed, you could also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority depending on the instructions of the new provider.