The definition of “hosting” does not describe just one service, but a number of services which offer different functions to a domain. Having a website and emails, for instance, are two independent services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so most of the people see 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 deals with each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, that specifies where the website for the domain address is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the e-mails for the domain address. For example, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. Each 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. If you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the e-mail will be directed to the correct server. The concept 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 e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every Linux cloud hosting which we provide, allows you to view, change and set up A and MX records for each domain or subdomain in 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 related records, so any update will not take you more than a few clicks. Setting up new records is equally simple if, as an illustration, you wish to use the e-mail services of a different company and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. You can even set the priority for every 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's going to contact the next one. Using our innovative tool, you will be able to handle the records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly even if you have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the Linux semi-dedicated hosting service which we provide, you'll have full control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has using the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and modifying any record takes simply a few mouse clicks. If you want to switch your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can edit the necessary record and direct your domain name to the other service provider for one of the services, as you still continue using the other one through us. You may also keep the main domain name here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you are changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard two we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for every single one.