The definition of “hosting” doesn't describe a particular service, but a number of services which provide numerous functions to a domain. Having a site and emails, for instance, are two independent services though in the general case they come together, so many people see them as one single service. Actually, every domain has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that identifies where the site for the domain name is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the emails for the domain name. As an illustration, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. Every time you open a website or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a Internet domain has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the e-mail will then be directed to the correct server. The idea behind using separate records is that the two services work with 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 Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every cloud website hosting we offer, will permit you to see, change and set up A and MX records for any domain name or subdomain inside your account. From the DNS Records section, you'll be able to see a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update is not going to take you more than a couple of clicks. Setting up new records is equally simple if, for example, you wish to use the e-mail services of a different service provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. Also you can set the priority for every single 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 if the connection times out, it's going to contact the next one. With our state-of-the-art tool, you are 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 editing the A or MX records for any of your domain names or subdomains is very easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are maintained through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you can click on any one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as simple 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 won't encounter any problems if you choose to direct your website or emails to a different service provider while keeping the second service with our company. If needed, you may also create additional MX records and set a certain priority in accordance with the instructions of the new provider.