The definition of “hosting” does not describe a single service, but a variety of services that provide numerous functions to a domain name. Having a site and e-mails, for example, are two separate services even though in the general case they come together, so most of the people consider them as one single service. In fact, every single domain name has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, which identifies where the site for the domain name is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the e-mails for the domain address. As an illustration, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would 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 domain address 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 email will then be directed to the correct server. The concept behind working with separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one company and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have a cloud website hosting account from our company and you would like to move either your website or your e-mails to another provider, it is going to take you literally just 2 clicks to do so. Our Hepsia CP comes with an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically and you are going to be able to see and edit the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you wish to use a different email provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the standard two, it is not going to take more than a few clicks either to add them. You may also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the higher the priority a certain MX record will have. The propagation of each record that you change or create won't take more than a few hours and if required, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, that reveals how long a record will remain active after it's modified or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will allow you to view the A and MX records for every one of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if needed, to update any of them or create new ones. Managing these records is incredibly easy as all domains/subdomains will 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 only a few more clicks and if you experience any problems, you can check out our video tutorials on how to create A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by people with little or no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to give you complete control over all records and to permit you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are moving your e-mails to a different company and they ask you to set up more than two different MX records, you can choose the priority of each one.