Any time you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific service provider. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically as soon as the Internet domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the Internet domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that handles the emails for that specific domain. The website and the email hosting are generally thought to be one thing, when they're in reality two different services. Having separate records for them will permit you to have them with different companies if you want. As an illustration, some new company might have outstanding uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by using an A record to point the Internet domain to the former and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you will get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a website or send an email - 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 have set records different from their own, the correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you will see the needed site or your e-mail will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a Linux cloud package through us, you will be able to see, create and change any A or MX record for your domain names. As long as a particular domain name has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to change certain records via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails directed to any other company if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool will permit 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 Internet domain in any way. If you want to use the email services of a different service provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with just a couple of clicks through the DNS Records section of your CP. You can even set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With the Linux semi-dedicated packages which we provide, you will have 100 % control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has through the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and editing any record requires as little as a few mouse clicks. If you want to switch your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can update the required record and direct your domain address to the other company for one of the services, as you still keep using the other one through us. You can also keep the main domain name here, while you modify 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 we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for each and every one.