Any time you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific company. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically when the domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that handles the e-mails for that particular domain. The site and the email hosting are often thought to be one thing, when they're in fact two different services. Having different records for them will enable you to have them with different providers if you want. As an illustration, some new company could have outstanding uptime for your site, but you may not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain name to the first and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you will get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you want to open a website 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're going to see the needed website or your e-mail will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a Linux shared web hosting package through us, you will be able to see, create and change any A or MX record for your domains. Provided that a specific Internet domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to modify specific records via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or e-mails pointed to another service provider if you wish to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool is going to enable you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain the slightest bit. If you choose to use the e-mail services of another provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do it with just a couple of mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your CP. You can even set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one will have priority.