The term “hosting” does not describe one service, but a set of services which offer a variety of functions to a domain. Having a website and e-mails, for example, are two separate services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so many people consider 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 manages each specific 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 handles the emails for the domain address. As an illustration, an A record can be and an MX record is Each time you open a website or send an e-mail, 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 browser request or the email will be forwarded to the correct server. The idea behind using separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one service provider and the e-mail messages by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, that comes with each and every Linux cloud package which we offer, will permit you to see, change and create A and MX records for any domain name or subdomain in your account. Using the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to see a list of all hosts within the account from a to z with their related records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a few mouse clicks. Creating new records is as easy if, for instance, you wish to use the email services of another provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. You can even set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. To put it differently, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it will contact the next one. With our sophisticated tool, you'll be able to manage the records of your domains and subdomains with ease even if you have no previous experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you are going to be able to see and change the A and MX records for each of the domain names or subdomains which you host inside the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to take care of the account, provides an state-of-the-art, albeit easy-to-use tool where all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to modify their records with no more than several mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it's going to be just as easy - choose the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you will be all set. Additionally, you will be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case you want to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to set up additional records apart from the two default ones. In case you encounter any problems, we have a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or modify any record.