The word “hosting” doesn't describe a single service, but several services which offer different functions to a domain. Having a site and emails, as an example, are two individual services though in the general case they come together, so many people think of them as one single service. In reality, every single domain name has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, which specifies where the site for the domain name is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain name. For example, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Every 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 browser request or the email will be directed to the correct server. The idea behind employing separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you can have your site hosted by one company and the emails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
With a shared hosting package from our company, you'll be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains easily through our sophisticated Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records will take two clicks and the setup of a new record requires just a few more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you will not encounter any complications. We have a comprehensive help section that will make things even easier. If you'd like to change your e-mail provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the standard two, you can pick their priority i.e. which record will manage your emails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you will have complete control over your domain addresses and subdomains and you are going to be able to handle their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you are going to be able to view and change the A and MX records for every one of the domain addresses or subdomains you host inside the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to handle the account, offers an state-of-the-art, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to edit their records with no more than a couple of mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it'll be equally simple - select the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you'll be all set. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case you want to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to set up additional records other than the two standard ones. In case you encounter any difficulties, you will find a detailed Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or edit any record.