The word “hosting” does not describe just one service, but several services which provide various functions to a domain name. Having a website and emails, for example, are two individual services though in the general case they come together, so most people think of them as one single service. In reality, each and every domain name has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that specifies where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain. For instance, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. Each time you open a website or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain name 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 employ different web protocols and you can have your site hosted by one service provider and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every cloud web hosting that we offer you, will enable you to see, modify and create A and MX records for every domain name or subdomain inside your account. From the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to view a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their related records, so any update won't take you more than a few clicks. Setting up new records is as simple if, as an example, you would like to use the e-mail services of a different provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. Also you can set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it will contact the next one. Through our innovative tool, you're going to be able to manage the records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly even when you have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for each of your domains or subdomains is incredibly easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are maintained by using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you can click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record will be as easy as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you simply won't encounter any difficulties if you decide to point your website or emails to another company while keeping the second service with our company. When necessary, you can also create additional MX records and set a certain priority in accordance with the instructions of the new provider.