The term “hosting” does not describe only one service, but several services which provide various functions to a domain. Having a site and e-mails, for instance, are two individual services even though in the general case they come together, so most people see them as one single service. Actually, each domain name has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, which defines where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the e-mails for the domain name. For instance, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Each time you open a site or send an email, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a Internet 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 be sent to the correct server. The idea behind employing separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you can have your website hosted by one company and the e-mail messages by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, that comes with each and every Linux cloud website hosting package which we provide, will allow you to see, change and set up A and MX records for each domain or subdomain within your account. From the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to view a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their related records, so any update is not going to take you more than a couple of clicks. Setting up new records is as simple if, for instance, you would like to use the e-mail services of a different company and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. Also you can set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it is going to contact the next one. Using our advanced tool, you are going to be able to control the records of your domain addresses and subdomains easily even though you may have no prior experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With the Linux semi-dedicated packages we provide, you'll have complete 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 from the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and editing any record takes only a few clicks. If you decide to change your web or email hosting provider, you can change the required record and point your domain name to the other service provider for one of the services, as you still continue using the other one through us. Also you can keep the main domain here, while you edit the A record of only one of its subdomains. In case you are editing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard two we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for each one.