The term “hosting” does not describe a single service, but a set of services which provide various functions to a domain address. Having a site and e-mails, for example, are two separate services although in the general case they come together, so most of the people think of them as one single service. In reality, every domain has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, that defines where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the emails for the domain name. For example, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. Whenever you open a site or send an email, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a Internet domain has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the e-mail will then be sent to the correct server. The idea behind employing separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one provider and the e-mails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting
If you have a Linux website hosting from us, you are going to be able to view, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. So long as a particular Internet domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to modify certain records using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or e-mails pointed to another service provider if you wish to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool will even enable you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain at all. If you choose to use the email services of another service provider and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do that with only a couple of mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can also set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one will have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you're going to be able to see and edit the A and MX records for any of the domain addresses or subdomains you host in the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to control the account, provides an sophisticated, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to modify their records with no more than a few clicks. If you have to create a new record, it's going to be equally simple - select the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you'll be ready. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case that you want to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to set up additional records other than the 2 standard ones. In case you encounter any troubles, we've got a detailed Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or edit any record.