The term “hosting” does not describe a single service, but several services which offer a variety of functions to a domain name. Having a site and emails, as an example, are two independent services though in the general case they come together, so most people see them as one single service. Actually, every domain has a several 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 website for the domain address is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the emails for the domain name. For instance, an A record is 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 address has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the e-mail will then be sent to the correct server. The reasoning behind employing separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you could have your site hosted by one provider and the e-mail messages by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you have a cloud website hosting from our company, you're going to be able to see, create and change any A or MX record for your domains. Provided that a given Internet domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to change particular records through our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or emails directed to any other company if you wish to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool is going to enable you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain the slightest bit. If you want to use the email services of a different service provider and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do it with only a couple of clicks in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. Also you can set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one will have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for any one of your domain names or subdomains is extremely easy if you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are managed by using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you can click on any one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record is as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even if you have never dealt with such matters before, you will not experience any troubles if you want to point your site or emails to an alternative provider while keeping the second service with our company. If necessary, you may also create additional MX records and set a certain priority in accordance with the recommendations of the new provider.