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 created automatically as soon as the Internet domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain name where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that deals with the emails for that particular domain name. The site and the email hosting are typically thought to be one thing, while they're in fact two different services. Having independent records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you wish. As an example, some new company can have outstanding uptime for your website, but you might 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 former and MX records to have the e-mails with the second, you can 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 service provider whose name servers are used for the Internet domain is going to 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'll see the needed website or your e-mail will be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every shared web hosting which we provide, will allow you to see, change and set up A and MX records for any domain or subdomain in your account. Using the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to view a list of all hosts within the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update will not take you more than a couple of clicks. Creating new records is equally simple if, for example, you would like to use the email services of another provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. You may also set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. To put it differently, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it will contact the next one. Through our state-of-the-art tool, you will be able to handle the records of your domains and subdomains easily even when you have no previous experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With the semi-dedicated servers that we offer, you are going to have total control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has using the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and editing any record requires as little as a few mouse clicks. If you choose to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can edit the required record and point your domain address to the other service provider for one of the services, as you still keep using the other one through us. Also you can keep the main domain address here, while you edit the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you are modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard two that we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for every single one.