The word “hosting” doesn't describe just one service, but several services that offer different functions to a domain address. Having a website and emails, for instance, are two independent services although in the general case they come together, so a lot of people consider them as one single service. The truth is, every single domain name has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each particular 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 handles the e-mails for the domain address. As an illustration, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be 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 Internet domain has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the e-mail will then 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 company and the e-mails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every cloud hosting plan that we offer, will enable you to view, change and create A and MX records for each Internet domain or subdomain inside your account. From the DNS Records section, you will be able to see a list of all hosts inside the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update is not going to take you more than a couple of clicks. Creating new records is just as simple if, as an example, you wish to use the email services of a different provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. Also you can set the priority for every single 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 in case the connection times out, it will contact the next one. Using our innovative tool, you'll be able to manage the records of your domain names and subdomains with ease even if you have no previous experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our semi-dedicated hosting plans, will permit you to see the A and MX records for each of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if necessary, to change any of them or create new ones. Handling these records is incredibly easy since all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so editing a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes a few more clicks and in case you experience any difficulties, you can check out our instructional videos on how to create A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by individuals with little or no previous experience, yet advanced enough to provide you with 100 % control of all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are pointing your e-mails to a different company and they ask you to create more than 2 different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.