Any time you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular service provider. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically right after the domain is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain name where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that manages the emails for that specific domain name. The website and the email hosting are often considered to be one thing, while they're actually two different services. Having independent records for them will permit you to have them with different companies if you'd like. As an example, some new company could have exceptional 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 name to the first and MX records to have the emails with the second, you will get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you wish to open a site or send an email - either way, the 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 correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you will see the needed website or your e-mail is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you have a Linux shared website hosting package from us, you'll be able to view, create and modify any A or MX record for your domains. Provided that a given domain has our Name Servers, you'll be able to change particular records via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or e-mails pointed to another company if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool will even allow you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain at all. If you decide to use the e-mail services of a different company and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do it with simply a couple of clicks in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can also set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one will have priority.