Whenever you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific service provider. On their end, three records are set up automatically the moment 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 manages the emails for that specific domain address. The site and the email hosting are generally perceived as one thing, while they're in reality two different services. Having independent records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you would like. As an illustration, some new provider can have exceptional uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your emails from your current host and by using an A record to point the Internet domain to the first and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you could get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you want to open a site or send an e-mail - either way, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain name 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 will see the needed site or your email will be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a Linux shared web hosting service through us, you will be able to view, create and change any A or MX record for your domains. So long as a particular domain name has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to modify specific records by using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails pointed to any other company if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool will even allow 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 address the slightest bit. If you choose 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 this with only a couple of clicks through the DNS Records section of your CP. Also you can 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
If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to see and edit the A and MX records for any of the domains or subdomains which you host within the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to take care of the account, offers an advanced, albeit easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to change their records with no more than several mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it will be equally simple - select the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you will be ready. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case that you decide to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records other than the two default ones. If you ever encounter any problems, we have a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or change any record.