The term “hosting” does not describe a particular service, but a number of services which provide numerous functions to a domain address. Having a website and emails, for example, are two independent services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so a lot of people consider them as one single service. Actually, each and every domain has a couple of 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 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. 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 website or send an email, 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. In case you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the e-mail will then be sent to the correct server. The reasoning behind using separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you can have your site hosted by one company and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux shared web hosting service which we offer, will permit you to view, change and create A and MX records for each domain or subdomain in your account. Using the DNS Records section, you'll be able to view a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their related records, so any update will not take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Setting up new records is as simple if, for example, you wish to use the email services of a different service provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. You can also set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. Quite simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it is going to contact the next one. Through our advanced tool, you will be able to manage the records of your domain names and subdomains easily even if you have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and editing the A or MX records for any one of your domain names or subdomains is extremely easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. The accounts are maintained using our in-house built Hepsia CP, which includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you can click on every one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record will be as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even if you have never dealt with such matters before, you simply won't encounter any issues if you want to move your website or emails to a different provider while keeping the second service with our company. When necessary, you may also create additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the instructions of the new provider.