The word “hosting” doesn't describe just one service, but several services which offer various functions to a domain address. Having a website and emails, as an illustration, are two individual services though in the general case they come together, so most people consider them as one single service. In reality, every single domain has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, which specifies where the website for the domain name is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the emails for the domain name. As an illustration, an A record can 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 domain address has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the email will then be directed to the correct server. The idea behind using separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one company and the emails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting account from our company and you wish to direct either your site or your emails to another provider, it's going to take you literally just 2 mouse clicks to do so. Our Hepsia Control Panel offers an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domain names and subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically and you are going to be able to see and modify the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you wish to use a different e-mail provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2, it is not going to take more than a few clicks either to add them. You may also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the greater the priority a certain MX record will have. The propagation of every record that you modify or set up isn't going to take more than several hours and if required, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, which indicates how long a record will remain active after it is modified or deleted.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With the semi-dedicated servers which we provide, you are 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 each of them has through the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and changing any record takes only a few clicks. If you want to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can change the necessary record and point your domain address to the other company for one of the services, while you still continue using the other one through us. You may also keep the main domain name here, while you edit 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 2 we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for every single one.