When you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular service provider. On their end, 3 records are created automatically when the domain address is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that deals with the e-mails for that specific domain. The site and the email hosting are often thought to be one thing, when they are in reality two different services. Having different records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you'd like. As an example, some new provider might have outstanding uptime for your website, but you may not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain name to the first and MX records to have the emails with the second, you will get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you wish to open a site or send an email - either way, the company 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're going to see the needed website or your email is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud plan from our company, you're going to be able to see, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domains. So long as a given Internet domain has our Name Servers, you'll be able to change certain records through our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or emails pointed to any other provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool will allow you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain name the slightest bit. If you choose to use the e-mail services of a different company and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do that with simply a few mouse clicks within 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 Servers

Accessing and changing the A or MX records for any one of your domains or subdomains is incredibly easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are maintained through our in-house built Hepsia CP, which has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you could click on every one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as simple as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even if you have never dealt with such matters before, you simply won't experience any issues if you choose to move your site or e-mails to some other company while keeping the second service with our company. If required, you may also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority depending on the instructions of the new provider.