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    UK hosters that let you use A records

    I've dealt with a few hoster that make you change your nameservers of for hosting. I have a couple of clients coming up who want to keep their mail servers as they are - are there any good UK shared hosters (Linux, Apache, PHP, MySql) that will let me set up hosting via an A record only (i.e. no email hosting)?

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    Hi,

    Generally speaking, it's better to move name servers to those of your host (As long as they don't put the two name servers on the same server) and then change the MX record to point to the mail server - The reason being, you'll have problems when creating sub-domains, if the host needs to change the IP of the site you'll have to make sure you change it at the right time, plus you'll have to create other DNS entries possibly as well. Any decent host should let you make DNS changes from their control panel though and shouldn't have any objections to you not changing the name servers to them if you don't want to - Although, as I say, it's far better to, makes problem resolution a lot easier.

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    Karl Austin :: Profile :: KDA Web Services Ltd.
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    yup....just change your nameservers......its worth the trouble....
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