When you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular provider. On their end, three records are set up automatically right after the Internet domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain address where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that deals with the emails for that specific domain. The website and the e-mail hosting are usually perceived as one thing, when they are actually two different services. Having independent records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you wish. For example, some new company could have superb uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your emails from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain address to the former and MX records to have the emails with the second, you will get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you wish to open a website or send an email - in either case, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain 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 e-mail will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a Linux cloud web hosting from us, you'll be able to see, set up and change any A or MX record for your domain names. So long as a specific domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to modify certain records by using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or e-mails pointed to any other company if you wish 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 elsewhere by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address the slightest bit. If you choose to use the e-mail 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 few clicks in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. Also you can 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 acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to view and edit the A and MX records for any one of the domains or subdomains you host within the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to control the account, provides an state-of-the-art, though easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to edit their records with no more than a couple of mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it will be just as simple - pick the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be ready. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case that you decide to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records aside from the two standard ones. In case you encounter any problems, we've got a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or modify any record.