Whenever you add a domain as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific provider. On their end, three records are created automatically right after the domain 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 indicate the server that manages the emails for that specific domain name. The website and the email hosting are generally regarded as one thing, when they are in fact two different services. Having independent records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you wish. For instance, some new service provider might have exceptional uptime for your website, but you may not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain to the former and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you can get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you want to open a site or send an email - either way, the service provider whose name servers are used for the domain 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 Hosting
With a hosting package from our company, you are going to be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease through our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records requires two clicks and the creation of a new record takes just a few more clicks, so even if you have never dealt with such matters, you will not encounter any problems. We have a large help section that will make things even easier. If you wish to change your email provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can select their priority i.e. which record is going to deal with your emails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you are going to have 100 % control of your domains and subdomains and you'll be able to manage their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.