When you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular service provider. On their end, 3 records are created automatically when the domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain address where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that manages the e-mails for that particular domain. The site and the e-mail hosting are typically regarded as one thing, while they are in reality two different services. Having independent records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you want. As an example, some new provider may have fantastic uptime for your website, but you may 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 e-mails with the second, you can 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 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 right web/mail server will then be contacted and you'll see the needed site or your email is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting plan from our company, you are going to be able to see, create and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. So long as a given domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to modify particular records via our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or e-mails pointed to another service provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool will even allow you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain in any way. If you decide to use the e-mail services of another service provider and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do that with just a couple of clicks in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You may also set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one will have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Accessing and changing the A or MX records for each of your domains or subdomains is very easy if you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are maintained via our in-house built Hepsia CP, which has a section committed to the DNS records of your domains. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you can click on any of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as simple as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you will not encounter any difficulties if you decide to point your site or emails to some other service provider while keeping the second service with our company. If necessary, you could also create additional MX records and set a certain priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.