The word “hosting” doesn't describe only one service, but a variety of services that offer a variety of functions to a domain. 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 a lot of people think of them as one single service. In fact, every domain name has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, that defines where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain name. As an illustration, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. Each time you open a site or send an e-mail, 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. In case you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the e-mail will be directed to the correct server. The reasoning behind using separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one provider and the e-mail messages by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting
With a cloud web hosting plan from our company, you will be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease using our sophisticated Hepsia hosting CP. Editing the default records will take two clicks and the setup of a new record takes just a few more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you'll not experience any problems. We also have an in depth help section that will make things even easier. If you'd like to change your email provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the default 2, you can select their priority i.e. which record is going to deal with your emails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider will tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you're going to have full 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 Hosting
With the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages which we offer, you're going to have total control over the records of all domains and subdomains you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each of them has using the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and modifying any record requires simply a few mouse clicks. If you decide to change your web or email hosting provider, you can edit the required record and direct your domain address to the other company for one of the services, while you still carry on using the other one through us. You may also keep the main domain here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. When you're changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default 2 we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for every single one.