Whenever you add a domain as hosted in some account, you normally set a pair of Name Servers to direct it to that particular company. On their end, three records are created automatically as soon as the 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 website is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they reveal the server that handles the e-mails for that particular domain address. The site and the e-mail hosting are generally thought to be one thing, when they are in fact two different services. Having independent records for them will allow you to have them with different companies if you would like. As an illustration, some new company could have fantastic 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 address to the former and MX records to have the e-mails with the second, you could get the best of both providers. These records are checked when you want to open a site or send an e-mail - in either case, the provider whose name servers are used for the domain name 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 site or your e-mail is going to be delivered.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have a Linux cloud website hosting from our company, you're going to be able to view, create and modify any A or MX record for your domains. As long as a specific Internet domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to modify particular records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or emails pointed to another provider if you want to use only one of our services. Our state-of-the-art tool is going to allow you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain in any way. If you want to use the email services of another provider and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do this with simply a few clicks through the DNS Records section of your CP. You may also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.