Any time you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific provider. On their end, 3 records are created automatically right after the domain address is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that manages the e-mails for that particular domain address. The site and the email hosting are usually regarded as one thing, while they are in reality two different services. Having separate records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you would like. As an illustration, some new service provider can have superb uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your emails from your current host and by using an A record to point the Internet domain to the former and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you can get the best of both providers. These records are checked whenever you want to open a website or send an e-mail - in any case, 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've set records different from their own, the right web/mail server will then be contacted and you're going to 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 plan from us, you are going to be able to see, create and change any A or MX record for your domains. So long as a given domain name has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to change particular records using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails directed to another provider if you wish to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool is going to permit you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain in any way. If you choose to use the email services of a different company and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with simply a couple of mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your CP. You may also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one will have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for any of your domain addresses or subdomains is really easy if you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are maintained using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you may click on every one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Editing any record is 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 simply won't experience any problems if you decide to direct your site or emails to a different company while keeping the second service with our company. When required, you could also create additional MX records and set a certain priority depending on the recommendations of the new provider.