Whenever you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular provider. On their end, three records are set up automatically when 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 domain address. The site and the email hosting are generally considered to be one thing, while they are actually two different services. Having separate records for them will permit you to have them with different companies if you would like. For instance, some new service provider may have excellent uptime for your website, but you might 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 former and MX records to have the e-mails with the second, you could get the best of both providers. These records are checked whenever you want to open a website or send an e-mail - in any case, the service 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're going to see the needed website or your e-mail is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a Linux cloud hosting package from our company, you are going to be able to see, create and change any A or MX record for your domain names. As long as a particular Internet domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to change certain records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or emails pointed to another service provider if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our state-of-the-art tool will even permit you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain at all. If you decide to use the email services of another provider and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do that with just a couple of clicks through 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 Hosting

With the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we provide, you'll have full control over the records of all domains and subdomains that you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has via the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and editing any record requires only a few mouse clicks. If you choose to switch your web or email hosting provider, you can update the required record and point your domain address to the other service provider for one of the services, as you still keep using the other one through us. You could also keep the main domain name here, while you edit 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 2 that we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for each and every one.