The definition of “hosting” does not describe a particular service, but a variety of services which provide numerous functions to a domain name. Having a site and e-mails, as an illustration, are two separate services although in the general case they come together, so a lot of people consider them as one single service. In fact, each domain name has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, which specifies where the website for the domain address is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the e-mails for the domain. For instance, an A record would be 18.104.22.168 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 address 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 forwarded to the correct server. The concept behind working with separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you may have your website hosted by one provider and the e-mails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting
With a shared web hosting
plan from us, you will be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly through our innovative Hepsia hosting CP. Editing the default records requires 2 clicks and the setup of a new record requires only a few more clicks, so even if you have never dealt with such matters, you'll not encounter any complications. We've got an extensive help section that'll make things even easier. If you wish to change your e-mail provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can select their priority i.e. which record is going to manage your emails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you'll have 100 % control over your domain addresses and subdomains and you'll be able to manage their A and MX records very easily and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With the semi-dedicated packages
we offer, you will have full control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each of them has from the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and modifying any record takes simply a couple of mouse clicks. If you want to change your web or email hosting provider, you can edit the required record and point your domain name to the other company for one of the services, as you still keep using the other one through us. You could also keep the main domain here, while you modify 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 standard two that we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for every single one.