The definition of “hosting” doesn't describe one service, but a set of services which offer various functions to a domain address. Having a website and e-mails, as an illustration, are two individual services even though in the general case they come together, so most of the people consider them as one single service. The truth is, each and every domain has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, that identifies where the website for the domain address is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the e-mails for the domain. As an illustration, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Every time you open a site 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. When you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the email will then be sent to the correct server. The concept behind employing separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one provider and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every cloud hosting that we provide, will permit you to view, modify and set up A and MX records for each Internet domain or subdomain inside your account. Using the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to view a list of all hosts inside the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update will not take you more than a few clicks. Creating new records is as simple if, for example, you wish to use the email services of another provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. You may also set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it's going to contact the next one. Through our sophisticated tool, you're going to be able to handle the records of your domain names and subdomains with ease even when you have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our semi-dedicated servers, will allow you to see the A and MX records for each of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if necessary, to edit any of them or create new ones. Controlling these records is incredibly easy because all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so modifying a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes just a few more clicks and in case you experience any difficulties, you can check out our educational videos on how to create A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by people with little or no previous experience, yet advanced enough to give you full control of all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are switching your emails to a different service provider and they ask you to set up more than two different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.