The definition of “hosting” doesn't describe a particular service, but a number of services that offer numerous functions to a domain name. Having a website and e-mails, for example, are two individual services although in the general case they come together, so most people consider them as one single service. The truth is, every single domain name has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, which defines where the site for the domain address is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain. For example, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. Every 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 forwarded to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the 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 site hosted by one provider and the e-mails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud plan which we offer you, will enable you to see, change and create A and MX records for any domain name or subdomain in your account. Through the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to see a list of all hosts within the account from a to z with their related records, so any update won't take you more than a couple of clicks. Creating new records is just as simple if, as an example, you want to use the e-mail services of a different company and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. Also you can 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 is going to contact the next one. Through our state-of-the-art tool, you're going to be able to manage the records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly even if you have no previous experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Accessing and changing the A or MX records for any one of your domains or subdomains is incredibly easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. The accounts are managed via our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you can click on any of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record will be as easy as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not encounter any problems if you wish to direct your site or emails to a different company while keeping the second service with our company. When necessary, you may also create additional MX records and set a certain priority depending on the recommendations of the new provider.