The word “hosting” doesn't describe one service, but a variety of services which provide a variety of functions to a domain. Having a website and emails, as an illustration, are two separate services though in the general case they come together, so a lot of people consider them as one single service. In fact, every single domain has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, that specifies where the website 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 name. For example, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. Each time you open a site or send an email, 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. When you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the e-mail will then be sent to the correct server. The concept behind using separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you can have your site hosted by one company and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a Linux cloud web hosting from our company, you're going to be able to view, create and modify any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Assuming that a particular domain name has our Name Servers, you'll be able to modify particular records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or e-mails pointed to another company if you wish to use only one of our services. Our state-of-the-art tool will even enable you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain at all. If you want to use the e-mail services of a different service provider and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do it with simply a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your CP. You may also set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and editing the A or MX records for any one of your domain names or subdomains is very easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us. The accounts are handled by using our in-house built Hepsia CP, which includes a section committed to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you could click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying 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 won't encounter any difficulties if you choose to point your website or emails to some other company while keeping the second service with our company. When necessary, you may also create additional MX records and set a certain priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.