When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific service provider. On their end, 3 records are created automatically the moment the Internet 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 site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that manages the emails for that particular domain address. The site and the email hosting are typically perceived as one thing, while they are in reality 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 company might have fantastic uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your emails from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain name to the first and MX records to have the emails with the second, you can get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a website or send an e-mail - either way, the company whose name servers are used for the domain name will be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you have set records different from their own, the correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you are going to see the needed website or your email will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a Linux shared web hosting from us, you will be able to view, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domains. Provided that a specific domain has our Name Servers, you'll be able to modify certain records via our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or e-mails pointed to another company if you wish 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 someplace else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain the slightest bit. If you decide to use the e-mail services of another service provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do it with simply a couple of clicks through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can even 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

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our semi-dedicated hosting, will permit you to see the A and MX records for each of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if required, to edit any of them or create new ones. Handling these records is quite easy because all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so modifying a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes just a few more clicks and if you experience any difficulties, you can check out our instructional videos on how to create A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by individuals with no previous experience, yet advanced enough to offer you total control over all records and to allow you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're switching your emails to a different provider and they ask you to set up more than 2 different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.