Custom MX and A Records
What exactly is an A record? What is an MX record? What functions do they serve in the Domain Name System?
Every registered domain has no less than two Name Server records which show where it's hosted i.e. by using these records you direct your domain name to the servers of a certain web hosting provider. In this way, you have both your site and your e-mails handled by the exact same company. On the lower level of the Domain Name System (DNS), on the other hand, there are lots of other records, like A and MX. The former reveals which server deals with the website for a given domain and is always an IP address (22.214.171.124), while the latter shows which server handles the emails and is always an alphanumeric string (mx1.domain.com). As an illustration, whenever you enter a domain in your web browser, your request is forwarded through the global DNS system to the company whose NS records the domain address uses and from there you will be sent to the servers of another service provider provided you have set an IP address of the latter as an A record for your domain address. Having independent records for the website and the e-mails means that you may have your site and your emails with 2 different providers if you'd like.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
If you have a Linux shared service
from our company, you'll be able to see, create and modify any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. As long as a particular Internet domain has our Name Servers, you'll be able to change certain records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or emails directed to any other provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool is going to enable you to have a domain address 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 the slightest bit. If you want to use the email services of another service provider and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do this with only a couple of clicks through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. Also you can 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 buy a semi-dedicated server
plan through our company, you're going to be able to view and update the A and MX records for every one of the domain names or subdomains which you host in the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage the account, offers an advanced, although easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to edit their records with no more than a few clicks. If you have to create a new record, it will be just as easy - select the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be all set. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case you choose to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to set up additional records aside from the 2 standard ones. If you ever encounter any problems, we've got a comprehensive Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or change any record.