Any time you add a domain as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific service provider. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically as soon as the domain name is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the Internet domain where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that handles the e-mails for that particular domain address. The site and the e-mail hosting are generally considered to be one thing, while they're actually two different services. Having separate records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you want. As an example, some new service provider may have outstanding uptime for your website, but you may not want to switch your emails from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain to the first and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you could get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you wish to open a site 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 correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you're going to see the needed site or your email is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Hosting
If you have a Linux hosting from us, you are going to be able to see, set up and change any A or MX record for your domain names. Assuming that a particular Internet domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to change specific records using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or e-mails directed to any other service provider if you want to use only one of our services. Our state-of-the-art tool will enable you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by modifying 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 it with only a couple of mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. Also you can set different latency for every single 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 from our company, you will be able to view and edit the A and MX records for each of the domain addresses or subdomains which you host inside the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to handle the account, offers an advanced, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to edit their records with no more than several mouse clicks. If you have to create a new record, it'll be just as simple - pick the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be ready. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case you decide to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records besides the 2 default ones. If you encounter any troubles, we've got a comprehensive Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or modify any record.