Whenever you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific service provider. On their end, three records are created automatically as soon as the domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that deals with the e-mails for that particular domain address. The website and the e-mail hosting are typically considered to be one thing, while they're in reality two different services. Having separate records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you'd like. For instance, some new provider could have excellent uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain name to the first and MX records to have the emails with the second, you could get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you want to open a website or send an email - in either 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 have set records different from their own, the right web/mail server will then be contacted and you'll see the needed site or your e-mail is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a Linux shared web hosting package through our company, you are going to be able to view, create and change any A or MX record for your domains. Assuming that a particular domain name has our Name Servers, you'll be able to modify specific records by using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or e-mails pointed to any other company if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool is going to allow you to have a domain address 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 decide to use the e-mail services of another company and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do it with only a couple of mouse clicks within 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 Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated packages, allows you to view the A and MX records for any of the domains or subdomains in your account and if required, to change any of them or set up new ones. Controlling these records is quite easy because all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so modifying a record is as simple as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes only a few more clicks and in case you experience any problems, you can check out our educational videos on how to create A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by people with little or no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to give you complete control over all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are pointing your e-mails to a different provider and they ask you to set up more than two different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.