Whenever you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular service provider. On their end, three records are created automatically the moment the domain address is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that handles the e-mails for that specific domain. The site and the email hosting are usually regarded as one thing, when they are in fact two different services. Having different records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you wish. As an example, some new provider might have fantastic uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your e-mail messages 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 latter, 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 company whose name servers are used for the domain name 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're going to see the needed site or your e-mail is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you have a Linux shared website hosting service from our company, you will be able to view, set up and change any A or MX record for your domain names. So long as a particular domain name has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to change certain records by using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or e-mails directed to any other provider if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool will enable you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address in any way. If you decide to use the email services of a different provider and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do that with only a few clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. Also you can set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting service, allows you to view the A and MX records for every one of the domains or subdomains in your account and if required, to edit any of them or set up new ones. Controlling these records is very easy since all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so editing a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes only a few more clicks and if you experience any troubles, you can check out our educational videos on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by people with no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to give you 100 % control of all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're switching your e-mails to a different service provider and they ask you to create more than 2 different MX records, you can choose the priority of each one.