Any time you add a domain name as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific 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 first one is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that deals with the emails for that particular Internet domain. The website and the e-mail hosting are usually thought to be one thing, while they are in fact two different services. Having separate records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you'd like. For example, some new provider could have fantastic uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your emails from your current host and by employing an A record to point the Internet 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 whenever you want to open a website or send an e-mail - 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'll see the needed website or your email is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every cloud web hosting plan we offer you, will enable you to view, modify and create A and MX records for each domain name or subdomain within your account. From the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to see a list of all hosts inside the account from a to z with their related records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a few clicks. Creating new records is as simple if, for example, you would like to use the e-mail services of another provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. You may also set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. In other words, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. With our advanced tool, you're going to be able to handle the records of your domain names and subdomains easily even if you have no previous experience with such matters.