When you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific provider. On their end, 3 records are set up 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 Internet domain where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that manages the e-mails for that particular domain name. The site and the e-mail hosting are usually considered to be one thing, while they are in reality two different services. Having different records for them will permit you to have them with different providers if you want. For instance, some new company might have superb uptime for your website, but you may not want to switch your emails 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 wish to open a website or send an e-mail - in any case, the company whose name servers are used for the domain is going to 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'll see the needed site or your e-mail will be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every Linux cloud website hosting package which we offer you, will allow you to see, change and set up A and MX records for any Internet domain or subdomain inside your account. Using the DNS Records section, you'll be able to see a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their related records, so any update is not going to take you more than a few mouse clicks. Creating new records is as easy if, as an illustration, you wish to use the email services of a different provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. You may also set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. In other words, when your emails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it is going to contact the next one. Through our state-of-the-art tool, you're going to be able to handle the records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly even when you have no prior experience with such matters.