The term “hosting” does not describe one service, but a variety of services which provide a variety of functions to a domain. Having a site and emails, as an illustration, are two individual services although in the general case they come together, so a lot of people consider them as one single service. In fact, each domain has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, which specifies 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 e-mails for the domain address. For example, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would 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 name 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 directed to the correct server. The concept behind employing separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one provider and the e-mails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you have a cloud web hosting account with our company and you would like to switch either your site or your emails to another company, it will take you literally simply two clicks to do so. Our Hepsia Control Panel provides an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains will be listed alphabetically and you'll 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 two, it is not going to take more than a couple of clicks either to add them. You may also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the greater the priority a particular MX record is going to have. The propagation of any record that you change or set up will not take more than several hours and if required, you will 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 Hosting
With the Linux semi-dedicated hosting which we offer, you'll 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 through the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and editing any record requires just a couple of mouse clicks. If you decide to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can update the required record and direct your domain name to the other company for one of the services, as you still keep using the other one through us. You could also keep the main domain here, while you edit the A record of only one of its subdomains. When you're editing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard 2 that we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for each one.