When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular service provider. On their end, three records are created automatically when the domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain address where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that deals with the e-mails for that particular domain name. The website and the email hosting are often regarded as one thing, when they're actually two different services. Having different records for them will permit you to have them with different companies if you would like. For example, some new company might have excellent 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 Internet domain to the former and MX records to have the e-mails 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 e-mail - in either case, the company whose name servers are used for the domain name will be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you've set records different from their own, the correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you are going to see the needed site or your email is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

If you have a Linux shared hosting from us, you are going to be able to view, set up and modify any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. As long as a specific domain has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to modify certain records via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or emails directed to any other service provider if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool will even allow you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain name at all. 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 that with just a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can also set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one will have priority.