The word “hosting” doesn't describe a particular service, but a set of services which provide different functions to a domain. Having a website and e-mails, for example, are two independent services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so most of the people see them as one single service. The truth is, each and every domain name has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, which specifies where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages 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. 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. When you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the email will be directed to the correct server. The reasoning behind working with separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you can have your website hosted by one provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every Linux shared website hosting plan we offer, will permit you to view, change and create A and MX records for each Internet domain or subdomain in your account. From the DNS Records section, you will 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 couple of mouse clicks. Creating new records is equally simple if, as an illustration, you would like to use the email services of another service provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. You can also set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. In other words, 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'll contact the next one. Through our state-of-the-art tool, you are going to be able to control 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 Servers

With the Linux semi-dedicated plans which we provide, you'll have total control over the records of all domain names and subdomains that you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has using the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and changing any record requires as little as a couple of clicks. If you want to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can change the necessary record and direct your domain name to the other company for one of the services, while you still keep using the other one through us. You can also keep the main domain name here, while you edit the A record of only one of its subdomains. When you're editing 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 each and every one.