The word “hosting” does not describe a particular service, but a variety of services which provide numerous functions to a domain. Having a website and emails, for instance, are two individual services although in the general case they come together, so most people think of them as one single service. In reality, each 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 defines where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the emails for the domain. As an illustration, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is mx1.domain.com. Each time you open a site or send an e-mail, 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. When you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the email will then be directed to the correct server. The idea behind employing separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one service provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

With a cloud hosting package from us, you are going to be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease by using our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Modifying the default records requires 2 clicks and the setup of a new record requires just a couple of more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you'll not encounter any issues. We have a comprehensive help section that will make things even easier. If you would like to change your e-mail provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the default two, you can pick their priority i.e. which record is going to handle your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you are going to have full control over your domains and subdomains and you're going to be able to handle their A and MX records easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to see and edit the A and MX records for every one of the domain addresses or subdomains which you host in the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to control the account, offers an sophisticated, albeit easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to change their records with no more than a few mouse clicks. If you have to create a new record, it'll be just as easy - select the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you're going to be all set. Additionally, you will be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case you want to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to set up additional records other than the 2 default ones. In case you encounter any issues, we've got a detailed Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or change any record.