When 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, three records are set up automatically the moment the domain address 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 website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that deals with the emails for that specific Internet domain. The website and the email hosting are usually thought to be one thing, while they are in fact two different services. Having different records for them will allow you to have them with different providers if you want. As an example, some new provider may have outstanding uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your emails from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain address to the first and MX records to have the emails with the second, you will get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you want to open a site or send an email - 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 email is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have a Linux cloud website hosting through us, you're going to be able to see, create and change any A or MX record for your domains. Provided that a given domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to change particular records through our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or emails directed to another provider if you want to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool will allow you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain name in any way. If you decide to use the email services of another company and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do this with only a few clicks in the DNS Records section of your CP. You can even set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Accessing and changing the A or MX records for each of your domain names or subdomains is incredibly easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from us. The accounts are managed via our in-house built Hepsia CP, which features a section committed to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you can click on any of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record is as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you won't experience any difficulties if you choose to direct your website or emails to some other provider while keeping the second service with our company. When necessary, you could also create additional MX records and set a certain priority depending on the instructions of the new provider.