Any time you add a domain as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific provider. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically when the Internet domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain name where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that deals with the emails for that specific Internet domain. The site and the e-mail hosting are generally regarded as one thing, when they are in fact two different services. Having separate records for them will permit you to have them with different companies if you'd like. For example, some new provider may have outstanding uptime for your website, but you may not want to switch your emails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain to the former and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you will get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you want to open a site or send an e-mail - in any case, the company whose name servers are used for the Internet domain is going to 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 site or your email is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Hosting
If you have a hosting from us, you're going to be able to see, create and change any A or MX record for your domains. So long as a particular Internet domain has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to change specific records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or e-mails directed 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 name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address the slightest bit. If you want to use the e-mail services of a different company and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do that with only a few clicks in the DNS Records section of your CP. You can also set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Accessing and editing the A or MX records for any of your domains or subdomains is really easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are handled through our in-house built Hepsia CP, which features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you can click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as simple as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even if you have never dealt with such matters before, you won't experience any problems if you wish to direct your website or emails to some other provider while keeping the second service with our company. If required, you could also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority depending on the recommendations of the new provider.