When you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific company. On their end, three 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, which “tells” the domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that deals with the emails for that specific Internet domain. The website and the e-mail hosting are often thought to be one thing, when they are in fact two different services. Having different records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you would like. For example, some new provider could have exceptional 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 to the first and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you can get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a site or send an e-mail - either way, the service provider whose name servers are used for the domain will be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you've set records different from their own, the right web/mail server will then be contacted and you will see the needed website or your e-mail will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you have a Linux shared website hosting from our company, you'll be able to view, create and modify any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. So long as a given Internet domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to modify specific records through our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or e-mails pointed to another company if you would like to use only one of our services. Our state-of-the-art tool is going to enable you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address at all. If you want to use the e-mail services of another provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do it with just a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your CP. You can also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the Linux semi-dedicated plans that we offer, you will have 100 % control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each of them has from the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and editing any record takes only a couple of clicks. If you want to switch your web or email hosting provider, you can update the necessary record and point your domain name to the other company for one of the services, while you still continue using the other one through us. You can also keep the main domain address here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. In case you are changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard two we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for every single one.