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 specific service provider. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically the moment the Internet 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 manages the emails for that particular domain name. The website and the email hosting are often thought to be one thing, when they're in fact two different services. Having separate records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you'd like. As an example, some new company might have exceptional uptime for your website, but you might not want to switch your e-mail messages 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 second, you could get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you wish to open a site or send an e-mail - in any case, the company whose name servers are used for the Internet domain is going to be contacted to retrieve the A and MX records and if you have set records different from their own, the correct web/mail server will then be contacted and you'll see the needed site or your email will be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every Linux shared package that we provide, allows you to view, change and set up A and MX records for any Internet domain or subdomain in your account. Through the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to see a list of all hosts within the account in alphabetical order with their related records, so any update will not take you more than a few mouse clicks. Creating new records is equally easy if, for instance, you want to use the email services of another company and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. Additionally you can set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. To put it differently, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it will contact the next one. Through our innovative tool, you're going to be able to handle the records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease even if you have no prior experience with such matters.