The definition of “hosting” doesn't describe a particular service, but a number of services which provide various functions to a domain name. Having a website and emails, for instance, are two separate services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so many people consider them as one single service. Actually, every single domain name has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, which defines where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain. For instance, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Each time you open a site or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain address has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the email will be forwarded to the correct server. The reasoning behind using separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you can have your website hosted by one service provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting plan from us, you will be able to view, set up and change any A or MX record for your domain names. Provided that a specific Internet domain has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to change particular records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or e-mails directed to any other provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool will even allow you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain the slightest bit. If you want to use the e-mail services of a different company and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do this with only a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your CP. You can also set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Accessing and editing the A or MX records for any of your domain names or subdomains is incredibly easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. The accounts are maintained by using our in-house built Hepsia CP, which includes a section committed to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you could click on every one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record will be as easy as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters before, you will not experience any issues if you wish to direct your site or emails to some other service provider while keeping the second service with our company. When required, you may also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the instructions of the new provider.