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 provider. On their end, 3 records are created automatically right after the Internet 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 website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that deals with the emails for that specific domain address. The website and the e-mail hosting are typically regarded as one thing, while they're in reality two different services. Having separate records for them will permit you to have them with different providers if you wish. As an illustration, some new provider can have excellent uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your emails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain name to the first and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you can get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you want to open a site or send an e-mail - either way, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain address 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 Cloud Web Hosting
If you have a cloud web hosting package from our company, you will be able to see, create and change any A or MX record for your domains. Provided that a particular domain name has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to modify specific records through our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or emails directed to another company if you would like to use only one of our services. Our state-of-the-art tool will even permit you to have a domain name 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 address at all. If you decide to use the email services of another service provider and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do it with only a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your CP. You can even set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one will have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Accessing and editing the A or MX records for any one of your domains or subdomains is really easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. The accounts are handled via our in-house built Hepsia CP, which has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you could click on any of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying 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 will not experience any problems if you choose to switch your website or emails to some other service provider while keeping the second service with our company. If required, you could also create additional MX records and set a certain priority in accordance with the recommendations of the new provider.