Any time you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular company. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically when the domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain name where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that handles the emails for that particular domain address. The website and the email hosting are usually thought to be one thing, when they are in fact two different services. Having separate records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you want. For example, some new provider may have fantastic uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by using 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 companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a site or send an e-mail - in any case, the company whose name servers are used for the domain name will 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 will see the needed site or your e-mail will be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting
If you have a Linux shared website hosting
from our company, you'll be able to view, set up and change any A or MX record for your domains. As long as a specific domain name has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to change certain records through our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or e-mails pointed to any other company if you wish to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool will even allow you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else 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 a different service provider and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do this with only a couple of mouse clicks through 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
With the Linux semi-dedicated hosting
that we offer, you'll have total control over the records of all domains and subdomains that you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each of them has via the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and changing any record requires as little as a few clicks. If you decide to change your web or email hosting provider, you can update the required record and point your domain name to the other company for one of the services, while you still keep using the other one through us. You may also keep the main domain name here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you're changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default 2 we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for every one.