Any time you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific company. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically right after the domain name is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain name 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 often thought to be one thing, when they are in reality two different services. Having separate records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you wish. For instance, some new company can have exceptional uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your emails from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain address to the first and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you will get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a website or send an email - in either case, the company 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'll see the needed site or your email will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting

If you have a Linux web hosting package from our company, you will be able to see, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domains. As long as a specific Internet domain has our Name Servers, you'll be able to change specific records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or e-mails directed to any other service provider if you wish to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool is going to 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 domain address in any way. If you want 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 just 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

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you'll be able to view and edit the A and MX records for each of the domain names or subdomains you host inside the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to handle the account, provides an innovative, though easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to modify their records with no more than a couple of clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it's going to be just as easy - pick the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you're going to be ready. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case that you want to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records other than the two default ones. In case you experience any difficulties, we've got a comprehensive Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or modify any record.