Custom MX and A Records
What precisely is an A record? What is an MX record? What functions do they serve as part of the Domain Name System?
When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular company. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically as soon as 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 site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that deals with the emails for that specific domain address. The website and the email hosting are often thought to be one thing, while they're in fact two different services. Having independent records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you want. As an example, some new provider might have fantastic 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 address to the former and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you will get the best of both providers. These records are checked whenever you want to open a site or send an e-mail - either way, the service provider 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 correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you're going to see the needed site or your e-mail will be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you have a Linux cloud web hosting service
through our company, you'll be able to see, set up and change any A or MX record for your domains. Provided that a particular Internet domain has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to modify specific records using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or e-mails directed to any other company if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool will allow you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain the slightest bit. If you decide to use the email services of another provider and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do it with just a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You may also set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you acquire a semi-dedicated server
plan through our company, you will be able to view and edit the A and MX records for any of the domain addresses or subdomains that you host in the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to control the account, comes with an innovative, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to change their records with no more than a few mouse clicks. If you have to create a new record, it will be equally simple - pick the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you'll be ready. You will also be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case that you decide to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records other than the two default ones. In case you encounter any difficulties, we have a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or change any record.