The word “hosting” does not describe a particular service, but several services which provide numerous functions to a domain. Having a website and emails, as an example, are two separate services though in the general case they come together, so most of the people see them as one single service. In fact, each and every domain name 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, that specifies where the site for the domain address is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain address. As an illustration, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. Whenever you open a site or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the email will be forwarded to the correct server. The idea behind employing separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one provider and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every Linux cloud hosting that we offer you, allows you to see, modify and set up A and MX records for any Internet domain or subdomain in your account. Through the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to view a list of all hosts in the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update won't take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Setting up new records is as easy if, as an example, you wish to use the email services of another service provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. You can even set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it's going to contact the next one. Using our state-of-the-art tool, you are going to be able to control the records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly even if you have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and editing the A or MX records for any of your domains or subdomains is incredibly easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are managed by using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you may click on every one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Editing any record is as simple as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you won't experience any troubles if you decide to switch your site or e-mails to another service provider while keeping the second service with our company. If required, you can also set up additional MX records and set a certain priority in accordance with the recommendations of the new provider.