Any time you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific provider. On their end, three records are created automatically the moment the domain address is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain address where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that manages the e-mails for that particular domain address. The website and the e-mail hosting are usually considered to be one thing, when they're in reality two different services. Having independent records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you wish. As an illustration, some new service provider can 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 domain to the former and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you could get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you want to open a site or send an email - either way, 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 correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you are going to 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 plan through our company, you are going to be able to see, set up and change any A or MX record for your domains. As long as a given Internet domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to change specific records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or e-mails directed to any other company if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool will enable you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain the slightest bit. If you want to use the email services of another provider and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do this with only a few clicks through the DNS Records section of your CP. Also you can set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for any of your domain addresses or subdomains is extremely easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. The accounts are maintained through our in-house built Hepsia CP, which includes a section committed to the DNS records of your domains. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you can click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record is as simple 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'll not experience any problems if you want to point your site or e-mails to some other service provider while keeping the second service with our company. If necessary, you can also create additional MX records and set a specific priority depending on the instructions of the new provider.