The term “hosting” does not describe one service, but a number of services which provide different functions to a domain. Having a website and emails, for instance, are two individual services even though in the general case they come together, so many people think of them as one single service. The truth is, each domain has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each specific service - the first one 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 deals with the e-mails for the domain name. As an example, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would 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 has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the e-mail will be forwarded to the correct server. The reasoning 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-mails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every web hosting which we provide, will enable you to view, modify and create A and MX records for every domain name or subdomain within your account. Using the DNS Records section, you will be able to see a list of all hosts within the account from a to z with their related records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a few clicks. Creating new records is equally simple if, as an illustration, you wish to use the e-mail services of another company and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. Additionally you can set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. Through our sophisticated tool, you'll be able to handle the records of your domains and subdomains with ease even though you may have no previous experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you are going to be able to see and change the A and MX records for any one of the domains or subdomains which you host inside the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to control the account, comes with an state-of-the-art, albeit easy-to-use tool where all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to modify their records with no more than a few clicks. If you have to create a new record, it will be equally simple - pick the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you will be ready. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case you want to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records besides the 2 default ones. In case you encounter any issues, you will find a in-depth Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or modify any record.