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 provider. On their end, 3 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, which “tells” the domain name where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that handles the emails for that specific domain address. The site and the e-mail hosting are often perceived as one thing, when they are in fact two different services. Having separate records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you would like. As an example, some new company can have outstanding uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain address to the former and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you will get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you wish to open a site or send an email - in either case, the service provider whose name servers are used for the domain address will be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you've set records different from their own, the correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you're going to see the needed site or your e-mail is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting
If you have a web hosting plan
from our company, you're going to be able to see, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. Assuming that a specific Internet domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to modify specific records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or e-mails pointed to another provider if you want to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool will even allow 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 at all. If you want to use the email services of a different service provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with just a few clicks in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. 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
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our semi-dedicated plans
, will permit you to see the A and MX records for any of the domains or subdomains in your account and if needed, to edit any of them or create new ones. Controlling these records is quite easy since all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so editing a record is as simple as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes only a few more clicks and in case you experience any troubles, you can check out our video tutorials on how to create A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by people with no previous experience, yet advanced enough to give you full control over all records and to allow you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're moving your e-mails to a different service provider and they ask you to set up more than two different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.