The term “hosting” does not describe a single service, but a variety of services which offer various functions to a domain name. Having a site and emails, as an illustration, are two separate services though in the general case they come together, so most people consider them as one single service. In reality, each domain has a number 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, which specifies 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 e-mails for the domain name. As an illustration, an A record is 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. In case you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the e-mail will be directed to the correct server. The concept behind working with separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you can have your site hosted by one service provider and the e-mails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a shared web hosting from us, you'll be able to view, create and modify any A or MX record for your domains. Assuming that a given Internet domain has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to change specific records using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or e-mails pointed to any other company if you wish to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool is going to enable you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain in any way. If you decide to use the email services of another company and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with just a couple of mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your CP. You may also set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With the semi-dedicated servers that we offer, you're going to have full 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 every one of them has through the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and modifying any record takes simply a couple of clicks. If you want to switch your web or email hosting provider, you can edit the required record and direct your domain name to the other service provider for one of the services, as you still carry on using the other one through us. You could also keep the main domain name here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you are changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard 2 we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for every single one.