The term “hosting” does not describe a single service, but several services that provide various functions to a domain name. Having a website and emails, as an illustration, are two independent services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so most people see 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 former is a numeric IP address, that identifies where the website for the domain address is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the e-mails for the domain name. As an illustration, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is mx1.domain.com. Every time you open a website or send an email, 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. When you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the e-mail will then be forwarded to the correct server. The reasoning behind using separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you can have your website hosted by one service provider and the e-mails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting
With a website hosting plan from us, you're going to be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly via our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records takes 2 clicks and the creation of a new record requires just a couple of more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you won't experience any complications. We've got a comprehensive help section that makes things even easier. If you would like to switch your email provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the default 2, you can choose their priority i.e. which record will deal with your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you'll have 100 % control over your domain addresses and subdomains and you're going to be able to handle their A and MX records very easily and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated servers, will allow you to see the A and MX records for any of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if needed, to change any of them or set up new ones. Managing these records is quite easy because all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so modifying a record is as simple as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes just a couple of more clicks and in case you experience any problems, you can check out our video tutorials on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by people with little or no previous experience, yet advanced enough to offer you full control of all records and to allow you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're pointing your emails 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.