The definition of “hosting” does not describe a single service, but a set of services which offer numerous functions to a domain. Having a site and e-mails, as an illustration, are two separate services although in the general case they come together, so most people consider them as one single service. The truth is, every domain name has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that specifies where the site for the domain address is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the e-mails for the domain name. For example, an A record is 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 address has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the e-mail will be directed to the correct server. The idea behind employing separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one company and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

With a cloud hosting package from us, you'll be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly through our leading-edge Hepsia hosting CP. Modifying the default records will take two clicks and the creation of a new record takes just a couple of more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you'll not encounter any complications. We also have a comprehensive help section that will make things even easier. If you wish to change your email provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the default two, you can select their priority i.e. which record will handle your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you'll have 100 % control of your domain names and subdomains and you're going to be able to manage their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we provide, you're going to have 100 % control over the records of all domains and subdomains you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each of them has from the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and changing any record requires as little as a few mouse clicks. If you decide to switch your web or email hosting provider, you can edit the necessary record and point your domain to the other company for one of the services, as you still keep using the other one through us. You may also keep the main domain here, while you change 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 can create them with ease and set a different priority for every one.