The term “hosting” doesn't describe just one service, but a variety of services which offer various functions to a domain address. Having a site and e-mails, as an example, are two separate services even though in the general case they come together, so many people see them as one single service. Actually, every single domain name has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, that identifies where the site for the domain address is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the emails for the domain address. For instance, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Each time you open a site 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 forwarded to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the email will 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 site hosted by one provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux web hosting we provide, will permit you to view, modify and set up A and MX records for any Internet domain or subdomain in your account. Through the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to view a list of all hosts within the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update will not take you more than a few clicks. Setting up new records is equally simple if, as an illustration, you would like to use the e-mail services of a different provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. Additionally you can set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your emails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it will contact the next one. Through our sophisticated tool, you will be able to handle the records of your domains and subdomains easily even when you have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Accessing and editing the A or MX records for any of your domains or subdomains is incredibly easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are managed via our in-house built Hepsia CP, which has a section committed to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you may click on any of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record will be as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even if you have never dealt with such matters before, you simply won't experience any troubles if you want to direct your website or e-mails to a different service provider while keeping the second service with our company. When necessary, you could also create additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.