The word “hosting” doesn't describe a particular service, but a set of services which offer different functions to a domain. Having a website and e-mails, for instance, are two separate services though in the general case they come together, so a lot of people see them as one single service. In fact, every domain name has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that defines where the website for the domain name is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the e-mails for the domain address. For instance, 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 forwarded to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the e-mail will be forwarded to the correct server. The idea behind employing separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one service provider and the e-mails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you have a cloud website hosting plan from us, you'll be able to view, create and change any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Provided that a particular domain name has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to change certain records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or emails pointed to another provider if you wish to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool is going to enable you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain in any way. If you want to use the email services of a different service provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with just a couple of clicks through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You may also set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With the semi-dedicated hosting plans which we provide, you're going to have complete control over the records of all domains and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records every one of them has using the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and modifying any record takes as little as a couple of clicks. If you want to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can change the necessary record and direct your domain name to the other company for one of the services, as you still continue using the other one through us. You may also keep the main domain name here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. When you're modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for every one.