When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular service provider. On their end, three records are created automatically when the domain name is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain name where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that handles the emails for that particular domain address. The website and the email hosting are typically perceived as one thing, while they're actually two different services. Having independent records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you wish. For instance, some new service provider can have excellent uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your emails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the Internet domain to the former and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you could get the best of both providers. 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 will be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you've set records different from their own, the correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you will see the needed site or your email is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Hosting

If you have a hosting service through us, you're going to be able to view, create and modify any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Assuming that a given domain name has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to modify specific records via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails pointed to another provider if you wish to use only one of our services. Our state-of-the-art tool will even allow you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain at all. If you choose to use the e-mail services of a different service provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do it with simply a few clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You may also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated service, will allow you to view the A and MX records for every one of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if required, to edit any of them or set up new ones. Managing these records is very easy as all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so updating a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes just a couple of more clicks and in case 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 little or no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to give you total control of all records and to allow you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are switching your emails to a different service provider and they ask you to set up more than 2 different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.