The definition of “hosting” doesn't describe one service, but a set of services that offer numerous functions to a domain. Having a site and e-mails, for instance, are two independent services although in the general case they come together, so many people think of them as one single service. In reality, each and every domain name has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, which specifies where the website 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 address. For instance, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is mx1.domain.com. Whenever you open a website 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. In case you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the email will then be sent to the correct server. The idea behind using separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one provider and the e-mails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every shared web hosting plan we offer you, will enable you to see, change and create A and MX records for each domain or subdomain in your account. From the DNS Records section, you'll be able to view a list of all hosts inside the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a few mouse clicks. Setting up new records is just as easy if, for instance, you want to use the e-mail services of another provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. You can also set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it will contact the next one. With our state-of-the-art tool, you're going to be able to control the records of your domains and subdomains with ease even though you may have no prior experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With the Linux semi-dedicated servers we offer, you will have total control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains that you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each of them has using the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and modifying any record requires only a couple of clicks. If you choose to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can update the necessary record and point your domain name to the other service provider for one of the services, while you still keep using the other one through us. Also you can keep the main domain address here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. When you're changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard two that we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for every one.