The definition of “hosting” doesn't describe one service, but a set of services that offer numerous functions to a domain address. Having a site and e-mails, as an example, are two separate services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so most people think of them as one single service. Actually, each and every domain has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, which defines where the site for the domain name is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the e-mails for the domain name. For instance, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is mx1.domain.com. Every time you open a site or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain name has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the email will then be directed to the correct server. The concept behind employing separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one company and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every shared service we offer, will permit you to view, change and set up A and MX records for any Internet domain or subdomain within your account. Using the DNS Records section, you will be able to see a list of all hosts within the account from a to z with their related records, so any update is not going to take you more than a few clicks. Creating new records is as simple if, for instance, you would like to use the e-mail services of another company and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. You may also set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. Quite 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'll contact the next one. With our advanced tool, you're going to be able to manage the records of your domain names and subdomains with ease even if you have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for any of your domains or subdomains is extremely easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us. The accounts are managed using our in-house built Hepsia CP, which has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you may click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record is as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even when you have never dealt with such matters before, you will not experience any difficulties if you choose to direct your site or emails to a different company while keeping the second service with our company. If necessary, you can also create additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the instructions of the new provider.