The term “hosting” does not describe just one service, but a number of services that offer different functions to a domain. Having a website and e-mails, as an example, are two independent services although in the general case they come together, so most people see them as one single service. In fact, each and every domain name has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, which specifies where the website for the domain is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the emails for the domain. As an illustration, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. Every time you open a site or send an e-mail, 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. If you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the e-mail will be forwarded to the correct server. The concept behind using separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you can have your website hosted by one service provider and the emails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud website hosting plan which we offer, will enable you to view, change and create A and MX records for each Internet domain or subdomain in your account. Using the DNS Records section, you'll be able to see a list of all hosts within the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update will not take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Creating new records is equally simple if, as an example, you wish 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 every MX record by setting different latency. To put it differently, 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's going to contact the next one. With our sophisticated tool, you will be able to manage the records of your domain names and subdomains with ease even though you may have no prior experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for any of your domain names or subdomains is extremely easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are handled using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which features a section committed 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 will be as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you will not experience any troubles if you want to switch your website or emails to a different provider while keeping the second service with our company. If required, you can also create additional MX records and set a specific priority depending on the recommendations of the new provider.