The word “hosting” doesn't describe just one service, but a variety of services that provide numerous functions to a domain name. Having a site and e-mails, as an example, are two separate services although in the general case they come together, so most people see them as one single service. Actually, each and every domain name has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that defines where the site for the domain address is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the emails for the domain address. For example, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Every time you open a site 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 directed to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the e-mail will then be forwarded to the correct server. The reasoning behind employing separate records is that the two services use 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

If you have a cloud plan from our company, you're going to be able to view, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. As long as a particular domain name has our Name Servers, you'll be able to modify particular records using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or emails directed to any other service provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool will enable you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain in any way. If you choose to use the email services of another company and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do this with only a few clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can even set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Accessing and editing the A or MX records for each of your domains or subdomains is extremely easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are managed using our in-house built Hepsia CP, which has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you could click on any one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Editing any record is as simple as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even if you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not experience any problems if you choose to switch your site or emails to an alternative provider while keeping the second service with our company. When necessary, you may also create additional MX records and set a specific priority in accordance with the instructions of the new provider.