Whenever you add a domain as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular provider. On their end, three records are set up automatically when the domain 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 indicate the server that handles the emails for that particular domain. The website and the e-mail hosting are often thought to be one thing, while they're in fact two different services. Having different records for them will permit you to have them with different providers if you would like. For instance, some new service provider may have excellent uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your e-mails 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 latter, you will get the best of both companies. These records are checked whenever you want to open a site or send an email - either way, the service provider whose name servers are used for the Internet domain 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 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'll be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly using our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records takes two clicks and the creation of a new record requires just a couple of more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you will not encounter any complications. We also have an in depth help section that makes things even easier. If you would like to switch your email provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the default 2, you can pick their priority i.e. which record will handle your emails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider will 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 will be able to manage their A and MX records very easily and at any time.