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

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every Linux cloud hosting package which we offer, will enable you to see, change and set up A and MX records for any domain or subdomain in your account. Through the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to view a list of all hosts in the account in alphabetical order with their related records, so any update is not going to take you more than a few clicks. Creating new records is just as easy if, as an example, you want to use the email services of a different provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. You may also set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your emails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it will contact the next one. Using our advanced tool, you're going to be able to control the records of your domains and subdomains easily even though you may have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and changing the A or MX records for each of your domain names or subdomains is really easy if you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are managed through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you can click on any of them to see both the A and the MX records. Editing any record is 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 won't encounter any difficulties if you want to switch your site or e-mails to an alternative provider while keeping the second service with our company. When necessary, you can also set up additional MX records and set a certain priority based on the instructions of the new provider.