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, three records are created automatically when the domain address is added - one A record and two MX records. The former 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 handles the e-mails for that particular Internet domain. The website and the email hosting are usually regarded as one thing, while they're actually two different services. Having separate records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you would like. For example, some new provider may have excellent uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your e-mail messages 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 can get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you want to open a site or send an e-mail - in any 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've set records different from their own, the right web/mail server will then be contacted and you'll see the needed website or your e-mail is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a Linux cloud service from our company, you'll be able to see, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domains. Assuming that a specific domain has our Name Servers, you'll be able to change certain records through our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or e-mails pointed to another service provider if you want to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool will even enable 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 domain the slightest bit. If you decide 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 couple of mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can even set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you will be able to view and update the A and MX records for any of the domain names or subdomains that you host inside the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to take care of the account, offers an advanced, although easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to edit their records with no more than several mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it'll be just as simple - choose the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be all set. You will also be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case you decide to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records besides the 2 standard ones. In case you experience any problems, we've got a in-depth Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or modify any record.