The word “hosting” doesn't describe only one service, but a number of services that offer a variety of functions to a domain name. Having a website and e-mails, as an example, are two individual services although in the general case they come together, so many people see them as one single service. Actually, every single domain name has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, which defines where the website for the domain name is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the emails for the domain address. For example, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Whenever 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. If you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the email will then be sent to the correct server. The reasoning behind working with separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one provider and the e-mail messages by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, that comes with each and every hosting plan that we offer you, will enable you to see, modify and set up A and MX records for any Internet domain or subdomain within your account. From the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to view a list of all hosts within the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a few mouse clicks. Setting up new records is just as simple if, as an example, you would like to use the e-mail services of another company and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. You can even 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'll contact the next one. With our advanced tool, you are going to be able to manage the records of your domains and subdomains with ease even when you have no prior experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for each of your domain addresses or subdomains is extremely easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from us. The accounts are maintained using our in-house built Hepsia CP, which has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you may click on any of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record is as simple as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you won't encounter any difficulties if you wish to switch your site or emails to some other provider while keeping the second service with our company. If required, you can also create additional MX records and set a certain priority in accordance with the instructions of the new provider.