Whenever you add a domain as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific provider. On their end, three records are set up automatically right after the domain address is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that deals with the emails for that particular Internet domain. The site and the email hosting are typically considered to be one thing, when they are actually two different services. Having separate records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you'd like. As an example, some new service provider might have superb uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your emails from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain name to the first and MX records to have the e-mails with the second, you will get the best of both providers. 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 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 correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you are going to see the needed site or your email is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting
If you have a web hosting through our company, you're going to be able to view, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. Assuming that a given Internet domain has our Name Servers, you'll be able to change specific records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or e-mails pointed to another company if you want to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool is going to allow you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain at all. If you decide to use the email services of another service provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with only a couple of mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your CP. You may 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 Servers
Accessing and editing the A or MX records for any of your domain names or subdomains is very easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. The accounts are managed via our in-house built Hepsia CP, which has a section committed to the DNS records of your domains. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you could click on every one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record will be as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters before, you won't experience any difficulties if you choose to direct your site or emails to a different service provider while keeping the second service with our company. If necessary, you may also create additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.