The definition of “hosting” doesn't describe a particular service, but several services which provide numerous functions to a domain address. Having a site and e-mails, as an illustration, are two individual services although in the general case they come together, so most people see them as one single service. In fact, every domain name has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that specifies where the website for the domain name is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain. As an illustration, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is mx1.domain.com. Whenever you open a website or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain address has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the email will be sent to the correct server. The concept behind using separate records is that the two services use 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 Web Hosting
With a web hosting plan from our company, you're going to be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains with ease through our sophisticated Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records takes two clicks and the setup of a new record requires just a couple of more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you won't experience any issues. We also have a comprehensive help section that makes things even easier. If you want to change your email provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the standard two, you may choose their priority i.e. which record will manage your emails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider will tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you are going to have complete control of your domain addresses 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 Servers
Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for any one of your domain addresses or subdomains is extremely easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are managed using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which features a section committed to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you can click on every one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record will be as easy as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you will not experience any difficulties if you choose to switch your site or emails to a different provider while keeping the second service with our company. If necessary, you may also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.