The word “hosting” doesn't describe only one service, but a set of services which offer various functions to a domain. Having a site and e-mails, for instance, are two individual services although in the general case they come together, so most people consider them as one single service. Actually, every domain has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, which defines where the site for the domain name is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the e-mails for the domain. For instance, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is mx1.domain.com. Whenever you open a site or send an email, 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. In case you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the email will be sent to the correct server. The idea behind working with separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you can have your website hosted by one company and the e-mail messages by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you have a Linux cloud website hosting service from us, you are going to be able to see, set up and modify any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Provided that a specific domain has our Name Servers, you'll be able to modify specific records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or emails directed to any other service provider if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool will permit you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain at all. If you choose to use the e-mail services of another provider and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do it with only a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can even set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.
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 acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. The accounts are handled by using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you may click on every one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as simple as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters before, you will not experience any troubles if you choose to move your site or e-mails to another company while keeping the second service with our company. When needed, you can also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority depending on the recommendations of the new provider.