When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific service provider. On their end, 3 records are created 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 Internet domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that deals with the emails for that particular domain name. The site and the email hosting are generally perceived as one thing, when they're in fact two different services. Having separate records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you want. As an illustration, some new service provider can have outstanding uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain name to the former and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you could get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a site or send an email - in either case, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain address is going to be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you have set records different from their own, the correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you'll see the needed site or your e-mail is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the semi-dedicated servers that we offer, you will have total control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each of them has from the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and editing any record takes simply a couple of mouse clicks. If you choose to switch your web or email hosting provider, you can change the required record and direct your domain address to the other company for one of the services, as you still keep using the other one through us. You could also keep the main domain here, while you edit the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you are changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard 2 we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for each and every one.