The definition of “hosting” doesn't describe a particular service, but a number of services which offer different functions to a domain address. Having a website and emails, for instance, are two separate services although in the general case they come together, so most of the people see them as one single service. In fact, each and every domain has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, that identifies where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the e-mails for the domain name. As an illustration, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is mx1.domain.com. Whenever 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 directed to that company. If 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 employ different web protocols and you can have your website hosted by one provider and the emails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every hosting which we offer you, will permit you to view, modify and create A and MX records for each domain or subdomain within your account. From the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to see a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update is not going to take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Creating new records is just as simple if, for instance, you would like to use the email services of a different provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. You can even set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. In other words, 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. Through our innovative tool, you're going to be able to manage the records of your domain addresses and subdomains easily even when you have no prior experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting CP, included with our semi-dedicated servers, allows you to see the A and MX records for every one of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if necessary, to update any of them or create new ones. Controlling these records is very easy because all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so modifying a record is as simple 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 video tutorials on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by individuals with no previous experience, yet advanced enough to offer you total control over all records and to allow 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 two different MX records, you can choose the priority of each one.