When 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, three records are created automatically the moment the domain address is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that handles the e-mails for that particular domain. The website and the e-mail hosting are typically regarded as one thing, when they're actually two different services. Having different records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you would like. As an example, some new service provider can have superb uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by using an A record to point the Internet domain to the first and MX records to have the e-mails with the latter, you will get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you wish to open a website or send an e-mail - in any case, the service provider whose name servers are used for the domain name 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 are going to see the needed site or your e-mail will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

With a cloud hosting plan from our company, you are going to be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly through our leading-edge Hepsia hosting CP. Changing the default records will take two clicks and the creation of a new record requires just a few more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you'll not encounter any problems. We also have a large help section that will make things even easier. If you would like to switch your e-mail provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the default 2, you may choose their priority i.e. which record is going to deal with your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you will have 100 % control over your domains and subdomains and you will be able to manage their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.