Any time you add a domain as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular service provider. On their end, three records are created automatically right after the domain name is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the Internet domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that manages the e-mails for that particular domain address. The website and the email hosting are usually thought to be one thing, while they're actually two different services. Having separate records for them will permit you to have them with different companies if you want. As an example, some new provider may have fantastic uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your emails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the domain name to the former and MX records to have the e-mails with the second, you can get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you want to open a website or send an e-mail - in either 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 Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every Linux website hosting service which we offer you, will allow you to see, modify and set up A and MX records for every Internet domain or subdomain in your account. From the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to see a list of all hosts inside the account in alphabetical order with their related records, so any update is not going to take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Creating new records is just as easy if, as an example, you wish to use the e-mail services of another company and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. You can also set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. Using our sophisticated tool, you will be able to handle the records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly even though you may have no previous experience with such matters.