The term “hosting” does not describe a single service, but a number of services which offer a variety of functions to a domain. Having a website and emails, for example, are two individual services although in the general case they come together, so most of the people think of them as one single service. In reality, each domain name has a couple 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 specifies where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the emails for the domain address. For example, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is mx1.domain.com. Whenever you open a website or send an email, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the email will then be directed to the correct server. The idea behind employing separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting

With a cloud website hosting package from us, you're going to be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains easily through our sophisticated Hepsia hosting CP. Modifying the default records requires 2 clicks and the creation of a new record takes only a few more clicks, so even if you have never dealt with such matters, you will not encounter any troubles. We also have an in depth help section that makes things even easier. If you want to switch your e-mail provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the standard 2, you may choose their priority i.e. which record will deal with your emails first when somebody sends you a message. Normally the new provider will tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you're going to have total control over your domains and subdomains and you are going to be able to manage 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 domain names or subdomains is very easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are maintained by using our in-house built Hepsia CP, which has a section committed to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you could click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as easy 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 won't encounter any troubles if you decide to direct your website or e-mails to another service provider while keeping the second service with our company. If needed, you may also create additional MX records and set a certain priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.