Whenever you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular service provider. On their end, 3 records are created automatically as soon as the domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the Internet domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that deals with the emails for that particular domain address. The website and the email hosting are typically regarded as one thing, when they are in fact two different services. Having separate records for them will permit you to have them with different companies if you want. As an example, some new service provider may have excellent uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain to the first and MX records to have the emails with the second, you could get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a website or send an email - either way, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain 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 will see the needed website or your email will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting

With a web hosting package from our company, you're going to be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains with ease using our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records will take 2 clicks and the creation of a new record requires only a few more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you will not experience any difficulties. We've got a large help section that'll make things even easier. If you'd like to switch your email provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the standard two, you can select their priority i.e. which record will handle your emails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you're going to have complete control over your domains and subdomains and you are going to be able to manage their A and MX records very easily and at any time.