Any time you add a domain as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific company. On their end, three records are created automatically the moment the domain name is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that deals with the e-mails for that particular domain address. The website and the email hosting are usually regarded as one thing, when they're in fact two different services. Having separate records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you would like. As an illustration, some new service provider could have excellent uptime for your site, 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 emails with the second, you could get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you wish to open a site or send an email - in either case, the company whose name servers are used for the Internet domain will 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 will see the needed website or your e-mail will be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you have a Linux cloud website hosting through us, you are going to be able to view, set up and modify any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. As long as a given domain name has our Name Servers, you will be able to change particular records using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or emails pointed to any other company if you wish to use only one of our services. Our state-of-the-art tool will enable you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address the slightest bit. If you choose to use the email services of another company and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do this with just a couple of mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your CP. Also you can set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one will have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer, you are going to have complete control over the records of all domains and subdomains that you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records every one of them has using the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and changing any record requires only a few mouse clicks. If you want to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can edit the necessary record and direct your domain name to the other service provider for one of the services, while you still carry on using the other one through us. You could also keep the main domain address here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. When you're modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard two that we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for each one.