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 company. On their end, three records are created automatically right after the domain address 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 indicate the server that handles the emails for that particular domain. The website and the email hosting are usually thought to be 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 wish. For example, some new service provider may have excellent uptime for your website, but you may not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain address to the first and MX records to have the e-mails with the second, you could get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you want to open a website or send an email - either way, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain will be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you've set records different from their own, the right web/mail server will then be contacted and you are going to see the needed website or your email is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Hosting
If you have a Linux hosting package from us, you're going to be able to see, set up and change any A or MX record for your domains. So long as a particular domain name has our Name Servers, you will be able to change certain records through our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or e-mails pointed to another provider if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool is going to permit you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain in any way. If you decide to use the email services of a different provider and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do this with only a few mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. 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 our company, you'll be able to view and change the A and MX records for any one of the domain names or subdomains which you host inside the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to handle the account, comes with an state-of-the-art, although easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to modify their records with no more than a few mouse clicks. If you have to create a new record, it'll be equally simple - choose the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you will be all set. You will also be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case you want to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to set up additional records besides the 2 standard ones. If you ever experience any troubles, you will find a detailed Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to create or change any record.