The definition of “hosting” doesn't describe one service, but a set of services that provide various functions to a domain name. Having a site and emails, as an illustration, are two separate services although in the general case they come together, so most people think of them as one single service. In fact, each and every domain name has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, which identifies 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 emails for the domain. As an example, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Whenever you open a website or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a Internet domain 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 be forwarded to the correct server. The concept behind using separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one company and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Hosting

With a hosting package from us, you'll be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly through our leading-edge Hepsia hosting CP. Changing the default records will take 2 clicks and the setup of a new record takes just a few more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you won't encounter any difficulties. We also have a large help section that'll make things even easier. If you wish to switch your e-mail provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the default 2, you can select their priority i.e. which record is going to manage your emails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you'll have 100 % control of your domains and subdomains and you'll be able to handle their A and MX records very easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Accessing and changing the A or MX records for any of your domains or subdomains is incredibly easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are handled through our in-house built Hepsia CP, which has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you may click on any of them to see both the A and the MX records. Editing 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'll not encounter any issues if you decide to switch your website or e-mails to another provider while keeping the second service with our company. When required, you may also set up additional MX records and set a certain priority in accordance with the instructions of the new provider.