The term “hosting” does not describe one service, but a set of services which provide various functions to a domain name. Having a site and e-mails, as an example, are two individual services though in the general case they come together, so many people think of them as one single service. In reality, every single domain name has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, which defines where the website for the domain name is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the emails for the domain name. For example, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. Every time 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. When you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the email will be directed to the correct server. The reasoning behind employing separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you can have your site hosted by one company and the e-mail messages by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting
If you have a Linux web hosting from our company, you'll be able to view, create and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. Assuming that a given Internet domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to modify specific records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or e-mails pointed to any other provider if you wish to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool will even allow 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 domain address 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 this with just a few clicks in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You may also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one will have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages we offer, you're going to have 100 % control over the records of all domain names and subdomains that you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records every one of them has via the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and changing any record requires as little as a few clicks. If you want to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can update the required record and point your domain to the other company for one of the services, as you still carry on using the other one through us. You could also keep the main domain address here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you are editing 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 each one.