Any time 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 as soon as the domain name is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the Internet domain where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that deals with the emails for that particular domain name. The website and the email hosting are usually considered to be one thing, while they are in fact two different services. Having different records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you want. For example, some new company might have superb uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain name to the former and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you could get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you want to open a website or send an email - either way, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain name 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 will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting

If you have a Linux web hosting through our company, you'll be able to view, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domains. Provided that a given Internet domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to change particular records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or emails pointed to any other provider if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool will enable you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain at all. If you want to use the e-mail services of another service provider and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do that with only a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You may also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will permit you to see the A and MX records for any of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if needed, to change any of them or create new ones. Controlling these records is incredibly easy because all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so updating a record is as simple as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes only a few more clicks and in case you experience any issues, you can check out our video tutorials on how to create A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by individuals with little or no previous experience, yet advanced enough to provide you with complete control over all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're moving your e-mails to a different company and they ask you to set up more than 2 different MX records, you can choose the priority of each one.