Custom MX and A Records
What exactly is an A record? What's an MX record? What functions do they serve in the Domain Name System?
Each registered domain name has a minimum of two Name Server records that show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain to the servers of a specific web hosting company. In this way, you have both your website and your emails handled by the same provider. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), nevertheless, there are a number of other records, for example A and MX. The first one shows which server manages the site for a given domain name and is always an IP address (188.8.131.52), while the latter reveals which server deals with the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an example, when you type a domain name in your browser, your request is directed through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain name uses and from there you will be forwarded to the servers of a different company if you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your Internet domain. Having different records for the site and the emails suggests that you can have your website and your emails with 2 different providers if you'd like.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you have a cloud web hosting
from us, you are going to be able to see, set up and change any A or MX record for your domains. Assuming that a given Internet domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to modify specific records via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails pointed to another provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool is going to allow you to have a domain name 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 address at all. If you choose to use the e-mail services of another provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with just a few clicks through the DNS Records section of your CP. Also you can set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you buy a semi-dedicated server
plan through our company, you're going to be able to see and change the A and MX records for every one of the domain names or subdomains which you host in the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to handle the account, provides an advanced, although easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to modify their records with no more than a few clicks. If you have to create a new record, it's going to be equally easy - select the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you will be all set. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case you decide to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to set up additional records apart from the 2 default ones. If you encounter any problems, we've got a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or change any record.