The definition of “hosting” doesn't describe a single service, but a variety of services which provide different functions to a domain. Having a site and emails, for example, are two separate services although in the general case they come together, so most of the people think of them as one single service. In reality, each and every domain has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that specifies where the website for the domain address is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the e-mails for the domain. For example, an A record is 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 domain address has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the e-mail will then be forwarded to the correct server. The idea behind employing separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you can have your site hosted by one company and the e-mails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every Linux website hosting service which we provide, will enable you to view, change and create A and MX records for every Internet domain or subdomain inside your account. Through the DNS Records section, you will be able to see a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their related records, so any update is not going to take you more than a few mouse clicks. Setting up new records is equally easy if, for example, you wish to use the e-mail services of a different service provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. You may also set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. Quite simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it is going to contact the next one. With our innovative tool, you are going to be able to manage the records of your domain names and subdomains easily even though you may have no prior experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to view and change the A and MX records for any of the domains or subdomains that you host in the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage the account, comes with an advanced, albeit easy-to-use tool where all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to change their records with no more than a couple of mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it's going to be equally simple - choose the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you will be all set. You will also be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case you want to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to set up additional records besides the 2 default ones. If you ever experience any difficulties, we've got a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or edit any record.