When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular service provider. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically as soon as the Internet domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the Internet domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that handles the e-mails for that particular domain name. The website and the email hosting are generally considered to be one thing, when they're in fact two different services. Having separate records for them will allow you to have them with different providers if you want. As an illustration, some new company may have exceptional uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your emails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain name to the first and MX records to have the emails with the second, you could get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a site or send an e-mail - either way, the company whose name servers are used for the Internet 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 will see the needed website or your e-mail is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you have a cloud website hosting from our company, you will be able to view, create and modify any A or MX record for your domains. Provided that a given domain name has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to modify certain records using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails pointed to another provider if you wish to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool will permit you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address in any way. If you choose to use the email services of another company and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do this with simply a couple of clicks through the DNS Records section of your CP. You can also set different latency for every single 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 see and edit the A and MX records for any one of the domain names or subdomains that you host inside the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to handle the account, provides an innovative, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to edit their records with no more than a couple of clicks. If you have to create a new record, it's going to be just as simple - pick the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you'll be ready. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case that you want to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records other than the two standard ones. In case you encounter any problems, we've got a in-depth Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or modify any record.