Custom MX and A Records
What is an A record? What's an MX record? What are their jobs as a part of the Domain Name System?
Any time you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific provider. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically right after the Internet domain 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. The site and the e-mail hosting are typically thought to be one thing, when they are actually two different services. Having different records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you'd like. As an illustration, some new service provider can have exceptional uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain name to the first 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 wish to open a website or send an email - in either 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 right web/mail server will then be contacted and you're going to see the needed site or your email will be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting
If you have a web hosting plan
through our company, you're 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 has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to modify certain records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or emails directed to another service provider if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool will enable you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain in any way. If you choose to use the email services of a different service provider and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do this with simply a couple of mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your CP. You can even set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one will have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you acquire a semi-dedicated server
plan from our company, you are going to be able to view and change the A and MX records for any one of the domains or subdomains which you host within the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to manage the account, offers an sophisticated, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to edit their records with no more than several clicks. If you have to create a new record, it'll be just as simple - pick the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you'll be all set. Additionally, you will be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case you choose to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records besides the two standard ones. If you encounter any troubles, you will find a in-depth Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or modify any record.