Any time you add a domain as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular company. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically when the domain address is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain name where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that manages the emails for that particular domain. The site and the e-mail hosting are often thought to be one thing, while they are in reality two different services. Having independent records for them will allow you to have them with different providers if you would like. For instance, some new provider might have fantastic uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by using 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 whenever you want to open a site or send an email - in any case, the service 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 have set records different from their own, the correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you'll see the needed website or your email is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
If you have a Linux shared hosting
from our company, you are going to be able to see, set up and modify any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Provided that a given domain name has our Name Servers, you'll be able to change certain records using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or e-mails pointed to any other provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool will permit 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 name in any way. If you choose to use the e-mail services of a different provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with only a few clicks within the DNS Records section of your CP. You can even set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one will have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With the Linux semi-dedicated hosting service
which we provide, you will have complete control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains that you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each of them has from the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and changing any record requires simply a few clicks. If you choose to change your web or email hosting provider, you can update the required record and direct your domain to the other company for one of the services, as you still continue using the other one through us. You could also keep the main domain here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you are modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two that we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for every one.