The word “hosting” doesn't describe just one service, but a set of services that offer numerous functions to a domain name. Having a site and e-mails, for instance, are two independent services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so most of the people consider them as one single service. In reality, every domain has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that identifies 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. For example, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. Whenever 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. In case 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 website hosted by one service provider and the e-mails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every Linux shared hosting we offer you, allows you to see, modify and set up A and MX records for every domain or subdomain within your account. From the DNS Records section, you'll be able to see a list of all hosts within the account in alphabetical order with their related records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Creating new records is as easy if, as an illustration, you want to use the e-mail services of another company and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. Additionally you can 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. Using our state-of-the-art tool, you are going to be able to handle the records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly even when you have no prior experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will enable you to view the A and MX records for any of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if necessary, to update any of them or create new ones. Controlling these records is incredibly easy because all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so updating a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes a few more clicks and if you experience any problems, you can check out our instructional videos on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by individuals with little or no previous experience, yet advanced enough to offer you 100 % control of all records and to permit you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're switching your emails to a different provider and they ask you to create more than two different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.