Any time you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that particular provider. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically right after the Internet domain 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 reveal the server that manages the emails for that specific domain name. The website and the email hosting are usually considered to be one thing, when they're in fact two different services. Having separate records for them will permit you to have them with different providers if you'd like. For instance, some new company could have fantastic uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your emails 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 could get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you want to open a website or send an email - either way, the company whose name servers are used for the Internet domain 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'll see the needed website or your email is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

With a cloud web hosting package from our company, you will be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly via our leading-edge Hepsia hosting CP. Modifying the default records will take 2 clicks and the setup of a new record takes only a few more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you'll not experience any complications. We have a large help section that'll make things even easier. If you'd like to change your email provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the default 2, you can pick their priority i.e. which record is going to deal with your emails 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 will have 100 % control of your domain names and subdomains and you'll be able to handle their A and MX records easily and at any time.