The term “hosting” does not describe just one service, but several services which provide various functions to a domain address. Having a site and emails, as an illustration, are two separate services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so a lot of people consider them as one single service. In reality, every single domain has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, which identifies 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 can be 18.104.22.168 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 domain address has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the email will be forwarded to the correct server. The idea 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 Website Hosting
With a website hosting
plan from us, you are going to be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains with ease using our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting CP. Changing the default records requires 2 clicks and the setup of a new record requires just a few more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you will not experience any problems. We also have an in depth help section that will make things even easier. If you would like to change your email provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the default 2, you can pick their priority i.e. which record is going to handle your emails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you're going to have total control of your domain addresses and subdomains and you're going to be able to handle their A and MX records easily and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With the semi-dedicated servers
we provide, you'll have total control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has through the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and editing any record requires just a couple of clicks. If you decide to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can change the required record and direct your domain address to the other company for one of the services, as you still continue 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. If you are modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default 2 we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for every one.