When you add a domain as hosted in some account, you typically set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that specific company. On their end, 3 records are set up automatically right after the domain address is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, that “tells” the domain address where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they indicate the server that handles the e-mails for that specific Internet domain. The website and the email hosting are generally perceived as one thing, when they are in reality two different services. Having separate records for them will permit you to have them with different companies if you wish. As an illustration, some new company might have fantastic uptime for your site, 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 name to the first and MX records to have the e-mails with the second, you can get the best of both providers. These records are checked whenever you want to open a site or send an email - either way, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain name will 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'll see the needed website or your email is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

With a cloud web hosting plan from us, you're going to be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly using our innovative Hepsia hosting CP. Editing the default records will take two clicks and the setup of a new record requires just a few more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you will not encounter any troubles. We've got an extensive help section that'll make things even easier. If you want to switch your e-mail provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the standard two, you can pick their priority i.e. which record will manage your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you will have complete control over your domain names and subdomains and you're going to be able to handle their A and MX records easily and at any time.