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 company. On their end, three records are set up automatically right after the domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that handles the e-mails for that specific domain. The site and the e-mail hosting are often perceived as one thing, when they're in fact two different services. Having independent records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you wish. For example, some new provider could have superb uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by employing 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 site or send an email - in any case, the 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 are going to see the needed site or your e-mail is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting
If you have a website hosting through our company, you will be able to see, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. As long as a specific Internet domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to change particular records using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or emails pointed to another company if you wish to use only one of our services. Our advanced 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 domain address at all. If you decide to use the email services of another company and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do it with just a couple of clicks in the DNS Records section of your CP. Also you can set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our semi-dedicated servers, allows you to view the A and MX records for each of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if needed, to change any of them or set up new ones. Managing these records is quite easy as 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 a few more clicks and in case you experience any problems, you can check out our video tutorials on how to create A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by people with no previous experience, yet advanced enough to offer you 100 % control of all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are pointing your e-mails to a different company and they ask you to set up more than 2 different MX records, you can choose the priority of each one.