The term “hosting” doesn't describe a particular service, but a set of services that provide numerous functions to a domain address. Having a site and e-mails, for instance, are two independent services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so most of the people see them as one single service. Actually, every domain has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that identifies where the site 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 address. As an illustration, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be 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 domain has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the e-mail will then be forwarded to the correct server. The idea behind using separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you could have your site hosted by one company and the emails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a shared web hosting through us, you will be able to see, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domains. As long as a particular domain name has our Name Servers, you will be able to modify specific records by using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or e-mails pointed to another company if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool will even permit you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain name in any way. If you choose to use the e-mail services of a different company and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do that with only a few clicks through 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
The Hepsia hosting CP, provided with our semi-dedicated servers, will permit you to see the A and MX records for each of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if necessary, to update any of them or create new ones. Managing these records is very easy since all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so updating a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes just a few more clicks and if you experience any troubles, you can check out our video tutorials on how to create A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by people with no previous experience, yet advanced enough to give you full control over all records and to permit you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're pointing your e-mails to a different company and they ask you to create more than 2 different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.