Any time you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular provider. On their end, three records are set up automatically the moment 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 name where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that deals with 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 fact two different services. Having different records for them will allow you to have them with different providers if you'd like. As an illustration, some new company might have outstanding uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by using an A record to point the Internet domain to the first and MX records to have the emails with the second, you can 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 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'll see the needed website or your e-mail will be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting
If you have a website hosting through our company, you are going to be able to see, set up and change any A or MX record for your domains. So long as a particular domain has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to modify particular records using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails pointed to another company if you want to use only one of our services. Our state-of-the-art tool will even permit you to have a domain address 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 name at all. If you decide to use the email services of another provider and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do this with simply a couple of clicks in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can even set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one will have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you will be able to view and edit the A and MX records for every one of the domain addresses or subdomains which you host within the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to handle the account, provides an state-of-the-art, 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 few clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it's going to be just as simple - choose the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you'll be ready. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case you want to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records apart from the two standard ones. In case you experience any difficulties, you will find a detailed Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to create or modify any record.