The term “hosting” doesn't describe a single service, but a number of services that provide different functions to a domain name. Having a website and emails, as an example, are two independent services although in the general case they come together, so many people see them as one single service. In reality, each and every domain has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, that specifies where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain name. As an illustration, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. Each time you open a website or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain name 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 e-mail will then be forwarded to the correct server. The reasoning behind employing separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one provider and the e-mail messages by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Hosting
With a hosting package from our company, you will be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly via our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting CP. Modifying the default records requires two clicks and the creation of a new record requires just a few more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you will not encounter any complications. We've got an in depth help section that will make things even easier. If you wish to switch your e-mail provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can select their priority i.e. which record will deal with your emails first when somebody sends you a message. Normally the new provider will tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you will have complete control over your domain names 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
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our semi-dedicated servers, will enable you to see the A and MX records for every one of the domains or subdomains in your account and if required, to update any of them or create new ones. Managing these records is quite easy as all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so editing a record is as simple as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes just a few more clicks and if you experience any troubles, you can check out our instructional videos on how to create A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by individuals with little or no previous experience, yet advanced enough to offer you full control of all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are moving your emails to a different company and they ask you to create more than 2 different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.