The definition of “hosting” does not describe just one service, but a set of services which provide a variety of functions to a domain address. Having a site and e-mails, 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 reality, every single domain name has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, which defines where the website for the domain address is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the e-mails for the domain name. As an illustration, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Whenever you open a site or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the email will then be sent to the correct server. The concept behind using separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one company and the emails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every Linux cloud web hosting package we provide, will enable you to view, modify and set up A and MX records for any domain or subdomain in your account. Through the DNS Records section, you will be able to see a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update will not take you more than a few clicks. Setting up new records is as simple if, as an example, you want to use the email services of another company and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. Also you can set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. In other words, when your emails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it's going to contact the next one. With our innovative tool, you'll be able to control the records of your domains and subdomains with ease even when you have no previous experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With the Linux semi-dedicated packages which we provide, you are going to have 100 % control over the records of all domain names and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records every one of them has through the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and editing any record takes just a few clicks. If you decide to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can edit the required record and point your domain address to the other service provider for one of the services, as you still carry on using the other one through us. You can also keep the main domain address here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you're modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default 2 that we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for each one.