The term “hosting” doesn't describe just one service, but a number of services that provide different functions to a domain address. Having a website and emails, as an example, are two independent services even though in the general case they come together, so many people think of them as one single service. Actually, every domain has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, which specifies where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the e-mails for the domain. As an illustration, 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 domain address has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the 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 work with different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one service provider and the e-mails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
With a shared hosting package from us, you're going to be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains with ease through our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records requires 2 clicks and the creation of a new record requires only a couple of more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you won't experience any troubles. We have an in depth help section that makes things even easier. If you want to change your email provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the default 2, you can select their priority i.e. which record is going to handle 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'll have 100 % control of your domain addresses and subdomains and you are going to be able to handle their A and MX records easily and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you will be able to see and update the A and MX records for each of the domain names or subdomains you host within the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage the account, comes with an sophisticated, albeit easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to modify their records with no more than a couple of mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it will be equally easy - pick the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you're going to be ready. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case you decide to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records besides the two standard ones. If you ever experience any problems, we've got a in-depth Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or modify any record.