The word “hosting” doesn't describe one service, but a set of services that offer different functions to a domain name. Having a site and emails, for example, are two independent services even though in the general case they come together, so most of the people think of them as one single service. Actually, each and every domain has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, which identifies where the site for the domain address is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the e-mails for the domain name. As an example, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is 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 directed to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the e-mail will be forwarded to the correct server. The reasoning behind working with 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-mail messages by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you have a Linux cloud web hosting from our company, you'll be able to see, create and change any A or MX record for your domain names. Provided that a particular domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to modify certain records via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or emails directed to another service provider if you wish to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool will even permit you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain at all. If you want to use the e-mail services of another service provider and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do this with just a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You may also set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one will have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With the semi-dedicated hosting service which we offer, you will have complete control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains 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 editing any record takes just a few mouse clicks. If you want to switch your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can update the necessary record and point your domain to the other service provider for one of the services, while you still carry on using the other one through us. You could also keep the main domain address here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you're editing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two that we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for each one.