Whenever you add a domain as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular provider. On their end, 3 records are set up 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 website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that deals with the emails for that specific domain address. The website and the e-mail hosting are typically regarded as one thing, while they are in fact two different services. Having different records for them will allow you to have them with different providers if you wish. For example, some new company could have fantastic 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 first and MX records to have the emails with the second, you will get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you wish to open a site or send an email - in either case, the company whose name servers are used for the domain address is going to be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you've set records different from their own, the right web/mail server will then be contacted and you're going to see the needed website or your e-mail is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a shared web hosting service through our company, you'll be able to see, create and modify any A or MX record for your domains. So long as a specific domain name has our Name Servers, you will be able to modify certain records using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or emails directed to any other company if you want to use only one of our services. Our state-of-the-art tool will permit you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by modifying 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 create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do it with simply a couple of clicks within the DNS Records section of your CP. You can even 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
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our semi-dedicated hosting, will permit you to view the A and MX records for each of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if necessary, to update any of them or create new ones. Controlling these records is very easy since all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so modifying a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes just a couple of more clicks and if you experience any troubles, you can check out our educational videos on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by people with little or no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to offer you full control over all records and to permit you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are pointing your e-mails to a different company and they ask you to create more than two different MX records, you may choose the priority of each one.