When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular company. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically right after 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 where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that deals with the emails for that particular domain address. The site and the e-mail hosting are often regarded as one thing, when they are in fact two different services. Having separate records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you want. For instance, some new company might 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 Internet domain to the former and MX records to have the e-mails with the second, you could get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you want to open a website or send an e-mail - in any case, the company 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're going to see the needed website or your e-mail is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting
With a web hosting
package from our company, you'll be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains easily via our sophisticated Hepsia hosting CP. Editing the default records will take two 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 also have an in depth help section that'll make things even easier. If you wish to change your email provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the standard two, you may choose their priority i.e. which record will handle your emails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you're going to have total control of your domains and subdomains and you're 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
Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for any one of your domains or subdomains is extremely easy if you get a semi-dedicated server
plan from us. The accounts are handled through our in-house built Hepsia CP, which has a section committed to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you may click on every one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Editing any record is as simple as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even if you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not encounter any issues if you want to direct your site or e-mails to an alternative service provider while keeping the second service with our company. If required, you can also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority depending on the recommendations of the new provider.