When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular service provider. 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 Internet domain where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that manages the e-mails for that particular Internet domain. The site and the email hosting are often perceived as one thing, when they are in reality two different services. Having separate records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you'd like. 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 domain to the first and MX records to have the emails with the second, you will get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you wish to open a website or send an email - either way, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain 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 will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting from us, you are going to be able to view, create and modify any A or MX record for your domains. So long as a particular domain name has our Name Servers, you will be able to change particular records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or e-mails pointed to another provider if you want to use only one of our services. Our state-of-the-art tool will enable you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain name in any way. If you decide to use the e-mail services of a different provider and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do this with just a couple of mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your CP. You can also set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Accessing and editing the A or MX records for any one of your domain names or subdomains is very easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are handled through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you may click on every one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as simple as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even if you have never dealt with such matters before, you won't experience any problems if you choose to point your site or e-mails to another company while keeping the second service with our company. If necessary, you may also set up additional MX records and set a certain priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.