Any time you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular service provider. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically as soon as the Internet 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 site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that handles the e-mails for that specific domain name. The site and the e-mail hosting are usually perceived as one thing, when they're in fact two different services. Having independent records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you wish. As an example, some new provider might have excellent uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by using an A record to point the Internet domain to the former and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you will get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a site or send an e-mail - either way, the service 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 right web/mail server will then be contacted and you are going to 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 change the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains easily by using our sophisticated Hepsia hosting CP. Editing the default records requires 2 clicks and the creation of a new record requires only a few more clicks, so even if you have never dealt with such matters, you will not encounter any troubles. We've got an extensive help section that makes things even easier. If you would like to switch your email provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the default 2, you can pick their priority i.e. which record will deal with your emails first when somebody sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you are going to have complete control over your domains and subdomains and you are going to be able to manage their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.