The term “hosting” doesn't describe only one service, but a set of services which provide numerous functions to a domain name. Having a website and emails, for example, are two individual services even though in the general case they come together, so most people think of them as one single service. Actually, every single domain name has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, which identifies where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the e-mails for the domain. As an illustration, an A record is 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 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 email will be directed to the correct server. The concept behind using separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you may have your website hosted by one company and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

With a cloud web hosting package from our company, you are going to be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly via our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Modifying the default records will take two clicks and the creation of a new record requires just a couple of more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you will not encounter any difficulties. We've got an in depth help section that will make things even easier. If you'd like to change your email provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the standard two, you can select their priority i.e. which record is going to deal with your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you are going to have total control over your domain addresses and subdomains and you are going to be able to handle their A and MX records very easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the Linux semi-dedicated plans we offer, you are going to have total control over the records of all domains and subdomains that you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each of them has from the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and editing any record takes as little as a couple of clicks. If you choose to switch your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can update the required record and direct your domain to the other company for one of the services, while you still continue using the other one through us. Also you can keep the main domain name here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. In case you are modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for every single one.