Any time you add a domain as hosted in some account, you usually set a pair of Name Servers to point it to that specific company. On their end, three records are created automatically when the domain address is added - one A record and two MX records. The first one is a numeric address, or IP address, which “tells” the Internet domain where its site is, while the other two are alphanumeric and they show the server that manages the emails for that particular Internet domain. The website and the email hosting are often thought to be one thing, while they're actually two different services. Having separate records for them will enable you to have them with different companies if you would like. For example, some new company might have fantastic uptime for your site, but you might not want to switch your e-mails from your current host and by using an A record to point the domain to the first and MX records to have the emails with the latter, you will get the best of both companies. These records are checked when you want to open a site or send an email - in any case, 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 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
If you have a shared hosting from our company, you're going to be able to see, create and change any A or MX record for your domains. Provided that a particular domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to change particular records using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or emails pointed to another service provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool will permit you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain at all. If you choose to use the e-mail services of a different provider and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with only a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.