The term “hosting” does not describe a particular service, but a variety of services that provide numerous functions to a domain address. Having a site and emails, for instance, are two individual services though in the general case they come together, so a lot of people think of them as one single service. The truth is, every domain name has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that defines where the site for the domain address is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain name. For instance, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is mx1.domain.com. Every time you open a website or send an email, 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. If you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the email will then be forwarded to the correct server. The idea behind working with separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one company and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

With a cloud hosting plan from our company, you are going to be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains easily using our innovative Hepsia hosting CP. Modifying the default records takes two clicks and the setup of a new record takes just a couple of more clicks, so even if you have never dealt with such matters, you'll not encounter any issues. We have an in depth help section that'll make things even easier. If you want to change your e-mail provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the default two, you may choose their priority i.e. which record is going to deal with 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're going to have 100 % control of your domains 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

Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for any of your domains or subdomains is incredibly easy if you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are handled using our in-house built Hepsia CP, which features a section committed to the DNS records of your domains. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you could click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record is as simple as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters before, you will not encounter any difficulties if you decide to switch your site or e-mails to some other provider while keeping the second service with our company. If needed, you could also set up additional MX records and set a certain priority depending on the instructions of the new provider.