When you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular company. On their end, 3 records are created automatically right after the domain name 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 reveal the server that manages the e-mails for that specific Internet domain. The site and the email hosting are usually thought to be one thing, while they are in reality two different services. Having separate records for them will allow you to have them with different providers if you would like. As an example, 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 first and MX records to have the e-mails with the second, you can get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you wish to open a site or send an e-mail - either way, the service provider whose name servers are used for the Internet domain is going to be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you have set records different from their own, the right web/mail server will then be contacted and you'll see the needed website or your e-mail will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting

If you have a Linux web hosting package through our company, you are going to be able to see, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domains. Provided that a given domain name has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to modify certain records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or emails pointed to another company if you wish to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool will even permit you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address at all. If you choose to use the email services of another service provider and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do that with simply a couple of clicks through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You may also set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one will have priority.