Whenever you add a domain as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific service provider. On their end, 3 records are created automatically the moment 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 site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that manages the emails for that specific domain. The site and the email hosting are often perceived as one thing, while they're actually two different services. Having independent records for them will allow you to have them with different providers if you want. For example, some new company can have excellent uptime for your website, but you may not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by employing an A record to point the Internet domain to the first and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you could get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a website or send an e-mail - 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 correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you'll see the needed site or your e-mail is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting

If you have a web hosting through us, you will be able to view, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domains. As long as a particular domain name has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to modify specific records through our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or emails directed to any other provider if you want to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool will allow 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 address in any way. If you decide to use the e-mail services of another service provider and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do this with just a few mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can even set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to view and edit the A and MX records for every one of the domain addresses or subdomains which you host in the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to manage the account, comes with an advanced, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to change their records with no more than a couple of clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it'll be just as easy - select the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you'll be all set. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case you choose to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to set up additional records apart from the 2 standard ones. If you encounter any troubles, you will find a in-depth Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to create or edit any record.