Any time you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific service provider. On their end, three records are created automatically when the domain name 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 indicate the server that deals with the emails for that particular domain name. The website and the e-mail hosting are usually thought to be one thing, while they are in fact two different services. Having independent records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you would like. For instance, some new provider might have outstanding 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 name to the first and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you could get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a website or send an email - in any case, the service provider whose name servers are used for the Internet domain is going to be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you have set records different from their own, the right web/mail server will then be contacted and you will see the needed site or your e-mail will be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you have a Linux cloud web hosting package through us, you will be able to view, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domains. So long as a specific Internet domain has our Name Servers, you'll be able to modify specific records through our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or e-mails pointed to any other service provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool is going to enable you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain at all. If you want to use the e-mail services of another company and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do it with just a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your CP. You can also set different latency for every 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 us, you are going to be able to see and update the A and MX records for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains that you host within the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to take care of the account, provides an state-of-the-art, though easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to edit their records with no more than a couple of mouse clicks. If you have to create a new record, it's going to be equally simple - choose the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you will be all set. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case that you want to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to set up additional records aside from the two standard ones. In case you encounter any troubles, we have a detailed Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to create or edit any record.