The word “hosting” doesn't describe just one service, but a variety of services which offer numerous functions to a domain name. Having a site and e-mails, as an example, are two separate services though in the general case they come together, so a lot of people see them as one single service. Actually, each and every domain name has a couple of 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 website for the domain is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain. For example, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is mx1.domain.com. Each time you open a site 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 forwarded to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the e-mail will then be forwarded 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 emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a Linux shared web hosting plan from our company, you are going to be able to view, create and change any A or MX record for your domains. So long as a particular Internet domain has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to modify specific records via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or e-mails pointed to any other provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool is going to permit you to have a domain name 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 in any way. If you choose to use the email services of a different company and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do it with just a few clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the Linux semi-dedicated plans we offer, you will have complete control over the records of all domains and subdomains that you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has through the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and changing any record takes just a few clicks. If you want to switch your web or email hosting provider, you can edit the necessary record and point your domain to the other company for one of the services, while you still carry on using the other one through us. Also you can keep the main domain address here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you're changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard 2 that we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for every single one.