Whenever you add a domain as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular service provider. On their end, three records are set up 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 Internet domain where its website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that handles the e-mails for that particular Internet domain. The website and the e-mail hosting are generally thought to be one thing, while they are in reality two different services. Having different records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you want. For instance, some new company could have fantastic uptime for your website, but you may not want to switch your e-mail messages from your current host and by employing an A record to point the Internet domain 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 e-mail - in either case, the company 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 will see the needed site or your e-mail is going to be delivered.
Custom MX and A Records in Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every hosting which we offer, will allow you to view, change and create A and MX records for every domain or subdomain in your account. From the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to view a list of all hosts in the account in alphabetical order with their related records, so any update is not going to take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Creating new records is just as easy if, as an example, you want to use the email services of a different company and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. Also you can set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, 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'll contact the next one. With our state-of-the-art tool, you're going to be able to manage the records of your domains and subdomains with ease even though you may have no prior experience with such matters.