Whenever you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular provider. On their end, 3 records are created automatically right after the domain name is added - one A record and two MX records. The former is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain name where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that handles the e-mails for that specific Internet domain. The website and the e-mail hosting are generally perceived as one thing, while they're in fact two different services. Having separate records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you want. As an example, some new company may have excellent uptime for your website, but you may not want to switch your emails from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain to the former and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you could get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you wish to open a website or send an email - in either case, 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'll see the needed website or your email is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, that comes with each and every Linux shared package which we provide, allows you to view, change and set up A and MX records for every domain or subdomain in your account. Through 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 corresponding records, so any update will not take you more than a couple of clicks. Setting up new records is as easy if, as an illustration, you wish to use the e-mail services of a different service provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. You may also set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. Quite simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it will contact the next one. With our innovative tool, you're going to be able to control the records of your domains and subdomains easily even if you have no prior experience with such matters.