The word “hosting” doesn't describe just one service, but a set of services that provide a variety of functions to a domain. Having a site and e-mails, as an illustration, are two independent services though in the general case they come together, so a lot of people think of them as one single service. In fact, every single domain has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, which specifies where the site for the domain address is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain name. For instance, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Every time you open a site 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 forwarded to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the email will be directed to the correct server. The idea behind employing separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you can have your website hosted by one service provider and the emails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting
With a shared web hosting plan from us, you will be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains easily by using our advanced Hepsia hosting CP. Changing the default records will take two clicks and the setup of a new record takes just a few more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you will not experience any complications. We've got a comprehensive help section that'll make things even easier. If you'd like to switch your e-mail provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can choose their priority i.e. which record will manage your emails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you're going to have full control of your domain addresses and subdomains and you will be able to handle their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With the Linux semi-dedicated hosting services which we provide, you are going to have full control over the records of all domains and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has via the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and editing any record requires as little as a couple of clicks. If you want to change your web or email hosting provider, you can update the necessary record and point your domain to the other company for one of the services, as you still keep using the other one through us. You may also keep the main domain here, while you edit the A record of only one of its subdomains. When you're editing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default 2 we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for every one.