Any time you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific service provider. On their end, 3 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 website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that handles the emails for that particular domain name. The website and the e-mail hosting are often regarded as one thing, when they are actually two different services. Having different records for them will permit you to have them with different companies if you wish. As an illustration, some new service provider can have fantastic 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 domain address 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 want to open a site or send an email - in either case, the provider whose name servers are used for the Internet domain 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 are going to see the needed website or your email will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting

If you have a website hosting from us, you'll be able to see, set up and modify any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Assuming that a particular domain name has our Name Servers, you'll be able to change specific records through our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or e-mails pointed to another provider if you want to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool is going to enable you to have a domain name 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 at all. If you choose to use the e-mail services of another service provider and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with just a couple of clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can also set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you're going to be able to see and update the A and MX records for every one of the domain names or subdomains which you host within the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to handle the account, comes with an sophisticated, although easy-to-use tool where all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to modify their records with no more than several mouse clicks. If you have to create a new record, it's going to be equally easy - pick the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you're going to be ready. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case you want to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records besides the 2 standard ones. If you encounter any issues, we've got a comprehensive Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or change any record.