The term “hosting” doesn't describe just one service, but a variety of services which provide numerous functions to a domain name. Having a website and e-mails, for example, are two individual services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so a lot of people think of them as one single service. Actually, each domain has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that defines where the site for the domain address is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the emails for the domain name. For example, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. Each time you open a website 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 forwarded to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the e-mail will then be forwarded to the correct server. The reasoning behind employing separate records is that the two services use 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 Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux cloud web hosting we offer you, will permit you to see, change and set up A and MX records for each domain name or subdomain within your account. Using 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 isn't going to take you more than a few mouse clicks. Creating new records is equally simple if, for example, you would like to use the e-mail services of another service provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. You can even set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. To put it differently, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it is going to contact the next one. With our state-of-the-art tool, you're going to be able to control the records of your domain addresses and subdomains easily even if you have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With the Linux semi-dedicated hosting we provide, you'll have total 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 each one of them has using the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and modifying any record takes as little as a few mouse clicks. If you decide to switch your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can edit the necessary record and point your domain to the other company for one of the services, while you still keep using the other one through us. You can also keep the main domain name here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. In case you are changing 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 every single one.