Whenever you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific company. On their end, 3 records are created automatically as soon as the domain name 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 website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that manages the emails for that particular domain. The website and the e-mail hosting are typically perceived as one thing, when they're actually two different services. Having separate records for them will permit you to have them with different providers if you would like. As an illustration, some new company may have fantastic uptime for your website, but you may not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain to the former and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you will get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you wish to open a website or send an email - in any case, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain address will 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're going to see the needed website or your e-mail is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Hosting

If you have a hosting through our company, you are going to be able to see, set up and change any A or MX record for your domain names. Assuming that a particular domain name has our Name Servers, you will be able to modify specific records via our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or e-mails pointed to any other service provider if you want to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool will even permit you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address the slightest bit. If you want to use the e-mail services of another service provider and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do this with only a couple of mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can also set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.