The word “hosting” does not describe a single service, but several services which provide different functions to a domain. Having a website and e-mails, for instance, are two independent services though in the general case they come together, so most of the people consider them as one single service. The truth is, every single domain has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, which defines where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the emails for the domain address. For instance, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is mx1.domain.com. Whenever you open a website or send an email, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a Internet domain has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the email will then be directed to the correct server. The reasoning behind using separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you may have your website hosted by one service provider and the emails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Hosting
With a hosting plan from us, you are going to be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly via our innovative Hepsia hosting CP. Modifying the default records takes two clicks and the creation of a new record takes only a few more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you will not experience any complications. We also have a large help section that'll make things even easier. If you wish to change your email provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the default two, you can pick their priority i.e. which record is going to manage your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you're going to have full control over your domains and subdomains and you'll be able to manage their A and MX records very easily and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for any one of your domains or subdomains is extremely easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. The accounts are maintained through our in-house built Hepsia CP, which has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you may click on any one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as simple as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even when you have never dealt with such matters before, you won't encounter any difficulties if you want to point your website or e-mails to a different company while keeping the second service with our company. When necessary, you could also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority in accordance with the instructions of the new provider.