The term “hosting” does not describe one service, but a number of services that provide numerous functions to a domain. Having a site and e-mails, as an illustration, are two independent services even though in the general case they come together, so a lot of people consider them as one single service. In fact, each and every domain name has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each specific service - the first one 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 e-mails for the domain address. For example, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can 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 domain address has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the email will be directed to the correct server. The concept behind using separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you could have your site hosted by one provider and the e-mail messages by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Hosting
If you have a Linux hosting through us, you're going to be able to see, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domains. Provided that a given domain has our Name Servers, you'll be able to modify certain records using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or emails pointed to another company if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool is going to allow you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain the slightest bit. If you decide to use the e-mail services of another provider and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with simply a few mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can even set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one will have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, will enable you to view the A and MX records for any of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if necessary, to update any of them or create new ones. Controlling these records is very easy as all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so editing a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes just a few more clicks and if you experience any issues, you can check out our video tutorials on how to create A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by people with little or no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to provide you with 100 % control over all records and to allow you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're switching your e-mails to a different service provider and they ask you to create more than 2 different MX records, you may choose the priority of each one.