The definition of “hosting” doesn't describe one service, but a number of services which offer numerous functions to a domain address. Having a website and e-mails, as an example, are two individual services although in the general case they come together, so most people consider 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 specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that defines 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 e-mails for the domain address. For instance, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is 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 Internet browser request or the email will then be forwarded to the correct server. The concept behind working with separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you could have your site hosted by one provider and the e-mail messages by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux cloud website hosting package which we offer, will allow you to see, modify and set up A and MX records for any domain or subdomain inside your account. Through the DNS Records section, you'll be able to see a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update is not going to take you more than a few mouse clicks. Creating new records is just as simple if, for example, you wish to use the e-mail services of a different provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. Additionally you can set the priority for each 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 if the connection times out, it's going to contact the next one. With our sophisticated tool, you're going to be able to handle the records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly even though you may have no prior experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for any of your domains or subdomains is incredibly easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are maintained by using our in-house built Hepsia CP, which includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you may click on every one 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 even though you may have never dealt with such matters before, you simply won't encounter any troubles if you want to direct your site or emails to an alternative provider while keeping the second service with our company. When needed, you can also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority in accordance with the instructions of the new provider.