When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular service provider. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically the moment the domain address is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain address where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that manages the emails for that particular domain. The website and the email hosting are typically regarded as one thing, while they're in reality two different services. Having separate records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you'd like. For example, some new company may have fantastic uptime for your website, but you may not want to switch your emails from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain to the first and MX records to have the emails with the second, you could get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you want to open a website or send an e-mail - in either case, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain will 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 email will be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
With a shared hosting plan from our company, you'll be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly through our advanced Hepsia hosting CP. Changing the default records will take 2 clicks and the creation of a new record takes just a couple of more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you won't experience any difficulties. We've got a large help section that will make things even easier. If you'd like to change your email provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the default 2, you may choose their priority i.e. which record will manage your emails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you'll have total control over your domains and subdomains and you are going to be able to handle their A and MX records easily and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we provide, 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 each one of them has via the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and changing any record requires only a couple of mouse clicks. If you decide to switch your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can update the required record and direct your domain name to the other service provider for one of the services, as you still carry on using the other one through us. You may also keep the main domain address here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. When you're editing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for each one.