The term “hosting” doesn't describe just one service, but several services which provide a variety of functions to a domain name. Having a website and emails, as an illustration, are two independent services even though in the general case they come together, so a lot of people see them as one single service. In fact, every single domain has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, which 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 address. As an illustration, an A record is 18.104.22.168 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Each time you open a website or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a 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 sent to the correct server. The reasoning behind employing separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you could have your site hosted by one provider and the e-mail messages by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Hosting
With a hosting
plan from our company, you are going to be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly through our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting CP. Modifying the default records requires 2 clicks and the setup of a new record requires only a few more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you won't encounter any complications. We also have a comprehensive help section that makes things even easier. If you'd like to switch your email provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can pick their priority i.e. which record will handle your emails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider will tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you're going to have 100 % control over your domains and subdomains and you are going to be able to manage their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you buy a semi-dedicated server
plan from us, you're going to be able to view and edit the A and MX records for every one of the domain names or subdomains which you host within the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to handle the account, offers an advanced, although easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to modify their records with no more than several mouse clicks. If you have to create a new record, it'll be equally simple - choose the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be ready. You will also be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case that you decide to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to set up additional records other than the 2 standard ones. If you ever experience any issues, you will find a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or edit any record.