The term “hosting” doesn't describe only one service, but a number of services that offer numerous functions to a domain name. Having a website and e-mails, for example, are two independent services even though in the general case they come together, so most people think of them as one single service. The truth is, every single 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, which specifies where the website 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. As an example, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is mx1.domain.com. Whenever you open a site or send an email, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the email will then be sent to the correct server. The concept behind employing separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you could have your site hosted by one service provider and the e-mails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
With a cloud hosting plan from us, you will be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains easily by using our leading-edge Hepsia hosting CP. Changing the default records will take 2 clicks and the creation of a new record takes just a few more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you'll not encounter any problems. We also have an in depth help section that'll make things even easier. If you would like to switch your e-mail provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can choose their priority i.e. which record will handle your emails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you're going to have full control over your domain addresses and subdomains and you are going to be able to handle their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to view and change the A and MX records for every one of the domain addresses or subdomains you host within the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to take care of the account, offers an innovative, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to edit their records with no more than several clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it will be equally simple - choose the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you're going to be ready. Additionally, you will be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case that you choose to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to set up additional records aside from the 2 default ones. In case you experience any problems, we have a detailed Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to create or modify any record.