Whenever you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular company. On their end, three records are created automatically when the domain name is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain name where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that manages the emails for that specific domain name. The website and the email hosting are usually considered to be one thing, while they are in reality two different services. Having independent records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you would like. For example, some new service provider can have excellent 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 address to the first and MX records to have the e-mails with the second, you will get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you want to open a website or send an e-mail - in any case, the 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've set records different from their own, the right web/mail server will then be contacted and you will see the needed site or your e-mail is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
With a cloud hosting package from us, you will be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease by using our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting CP. Editing the default records will take 2 clicks and the setup of a new record takes just a couple of more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you won't encounter any complications. We've got a comprehensive help section that will make things even easier. If you'd like to switch your e-mail provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the standard two, you can choose their priority i.e. which record will manage your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you're going to have complete control of your domain addresses and subdomains and you'll be able to manage their A and MX records very easily and at any time.