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 right after the domain address is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain address where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that handles the e-mails for that particular domain. The site and the e-mail hosting are generally thought to be one thing, when they are actually two different services. Having independent records for them will permit you to have them with different companies if you wish. For example, some new company can have superb uptime for your site, 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 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 wish to open a website or send an e-mail - in either case, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain will 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're going to see the needed site or your email is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a shared web hosting service through us, you're going to be able to see, create and change any A or MX record for your domains. Provided that a given domain has our Name Servers, you'll be able to modify certain records via our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or emails directed to any other company if you would like to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool will even allow you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain name at all. If you want to use the email services of another service provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with just a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one will have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Accessing and changing the A or MX records for any one of your domain names or subdomains is really easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are handled using our in-house built Hepsia CP, which features a section committed to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you could click on every one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record will be as easy as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not encounter any difficulties if you choose to point your website or e-mails to some other company while keeping the second service with our company. If necessary, you may also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the instructions of the new provider.