The term “hosting” doesn't describe a particular service, but several services that provide a variety of functions to a domain name. Having a website and e-mails, as an illustration, are two individual services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so many people consider them as one single service. The truth is, each 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 specifies where the website for the domain name is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the emails for the domain name. As an example, an A record can be 184.108.40.206 and an MX record would be 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 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 e-mail will be forwarded to the correct server. The reasoning behind employing separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you can have your site hosted by one provider and the e-mail messages by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared hosting service
that we offer, will permit you to see, modify and set up A and MX records for each domain or subdomain within your account. Using the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to view a list of all hosts within the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update is not going to take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Creating new records is just as easy if, as an illustration, you wish to use the email services of a different company and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. Additionally you can set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. To put it differently, when your emails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it is going to contact the next one. Using our state-of-the-art tool, you'll be able to manage the records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly even when you have no previous experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With the semi-dedicated hosting service
that we provide, you're going to have total control over the records of all domains 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 Control Panel and editing any record requires as little as a few clicks. If you decide to switch your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can update the required record and direct your domain to the other service provider for one of the services, while you still continue using the other one through us. You could also keep the main domain name here, while you change 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 2 we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for each one.