The term “hosting” does not describe just one service, but a number of services that provide numerous functions to a domain. Having a site and e-mails, for example, are two independent services even though in the general case they come together, so a lot of people think of them as one single service. In reality, every single domain name has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, which defines where the site for the domain address is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the e-mails for the domain address. As an illustration, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Every time you open a website 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 directed to that company. If 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 using separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one company and the e-mails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every shared web hosting plan which we offer you, will permit you to see, change and set up A and MX records for each Internet domain or subdomain inside your account. Using the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to view a list of all hosts inside the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update won't take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Creating new records is just as simple if, as an example, you wish to use the email services of another service provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. Additionally you can set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. In other words, 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'll contact the next one. Using our sophisticated tool, you will be able to handle the records of your domain addresses and subdomains easily even though you may have no previous experience with such matters.
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 purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are handled using our in-house built Hepsia CP, which features a section committed to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you can click on every 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 though you may have never dealt with such matters before, you will not experience any troubles if you decide to switch your website or emails to another company while keeping the second service with our company. When necessary, you can also set up additional MX records and set a certain priority depending on the recommendations of the new provider.