The word “hosting” doesn't describe a particular service, but a number of services which provide a variety of functions to a domain address. Having a site and e-mails, as an example, are two individual services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so a lot of people think of them as one single service. In fact, each and every domain has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that defines where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the e-mails for the domain. For instance, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. Each 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 directed to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the e-mail will be directed to the correct server. The reasoning behind working with separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you may have your website hosted by one company and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, that comes with each and every Linux shared web hosting which we provide, will permit you to view, modify and set up A and MX records for each domain or subdomain within your account. From the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to see a list of all hosts in the account in alphabetical order with their related records, so any update is not going to take you more than a couple of clicks. Setting up new records is equally easy if, as an example, you want to use the e-mail services of another service provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. You may also set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. In other words, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it's going to contact the next one. Using our advanced tool, you will be able to control the records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly even when you have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our Linux semi-dedicated services, allows you to view 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 because all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so editing a record is as simple as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes only a few more clicks and if you experience any difficulties, you can check out our video tutorials on how to create A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by individuals with no previous experience, yet advanced enough to give you 100 % control of all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're moving your e-mails to a different service provider and they ask you to set up more than two different MX records, you can choose the priority of each one.