The word “hosting” doesn't describe one service, but a number of services which offer numerous functions to a domain. Having a website and e-mails, for instance, are two individual services although in the general case they come together, so a lot of people think of them as one single service. In fact, every single domain has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, which defines where the website for the domain address is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain. As an example, 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 email, 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. In case you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the e-mail will be sent to the correct server. The reasoning behind using separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you can have your site hosted by one company and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux cloud web hosting service that we offer, will allow you to view, change and set up A and MX records for every domain or subdomain inside your account. Through the DNS Records section, you'll be able to see a list of all hosts within the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update won't take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Setting up new records is as easy if, as an illustration, you want to use the e-mail services of another provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. Also you can set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. With our sophisticated tool, you will be able to control the records of your domain names and subdomains with ease even if you have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our semi-dedicated hosting service, will enable you to view the A and MX records for each of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if needed, to update any of them or set up new ones. Controlling these records is very easy because all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so updating a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes just a couple of more clicks and if you experience any issues, you can check out our instructional videos on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by people with little or no previous experience, yet advanced enough to give you total control of all records and to permit you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're pointing your emails to a different service provider and they ask you to set up more than 2 different MX records, you may choose the priority of each one.