Whenever you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular company. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically when 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 deals with the emails for that specific domain address. The website and the email hosting are generally thought to be one thing, when they are in fact two different services. Having independent records for them will permit you to have them with different providers if you'd like. As an example, some new provider may have excellent uptime for your website, but you may not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain address to the first and MX records to have the emails with the second, you can get the best of both providers. These records are checked whenever you want to open a website or send an email - in either case, the provider whose name servers are used for the Internet domain is going to be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you have set records different from their own, the right web/mail server will then be contacted and you'll see the needed website or your email is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

If you have a Linux shared hosting from our company, you are going to be able to see, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. So long as a specific Internet domain has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to change particular records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or emails pointed to any other service provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool is going to enable you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain name in any way. If you decide to use the e-mail services of another provider and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do that with simply a few clicks within the DNS Records section of your CP. You may 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 hosting that we offer, you'll have full control over the records of all domain names 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 takes just a couple of clicks. If you choose to switch your web or email hosting provider, you can update the necessary record and direct your domain address to the other service provider for one of the services, as you still continue using the other one through us. You can also keep the main domain name here, while you edit the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you are modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard 2 we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for each one.