Any time you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific provider. On their end, 3 records are created automatically right after the domain address is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain address where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that deals with the e-mails for that specific domain name. The site and the email hosting are generally thought 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 want. For example, some new service provider may have outstanding uptime for your website, but you may not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain address to the former and MX records to have the emails with the second, you will get the best of both providers. 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 domain address 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 are going to see the needed site or your email will be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting

If you have a website hosting plan through us, you will be able to view, set up and change any A or MX record for your domains. Assuming that a specific domain name has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to modify particular records using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or e-mails pointed to another company if you want to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool is going to allow you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address at all. If you choose to use the e-mail services of another company and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do this with simply a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can also set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.