The definition of “hosting” does not describe a particular service, but a set of services which provide a variety of functions to a domain. Having a site and e-mails, as an example, are two individual services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so most people see them as one single service. In reality, every single domain has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, that defines where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the e-mails for the domain. For example, an A record is 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 directed to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the email will then be directed to the correct server. The idea behind employing separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one service provider and the emails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every cloud hosting service that we offer you, will allow you to see, change and set up A and MX records for any Internet domain or subdomain inside your account. Using the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to see a list of all hosts within the account in alphabetical order with their related records, so any update will not take you more than a few clicks. Creating new records is as 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 2. Also you can set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. To put it differently, when your emails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it is going to contact the next one. Using our innovative tool, you'll be able to manage the records of your domain names and subdomains easily even when you have no previous experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for any one of your domain addresses or subdomains is very easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are handled using our in-house built Hepsia CP, which includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you could click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record is as easy as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even when you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not encounter any problems if you decide to switch your website or e-mails to a different company while keeping the second service with our company. If needed, you may also create additional MX records and set a specific priority in accordance with the recommendations of the new provider.