The term “hosting” doesn't describe one service, but several services that offer numerous functions to a domain name. Having a site and emails, for example, are two separate services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so many people think of them as one single service. Actually, each and every domain name 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 site for the domain address is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the e-mails for the domain. For instance, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. Every time you open a website 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 email will be forwarded to the correct server. The reasoning behind using separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you may have your website hosted by one service provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Hosting

If you have a Linux hosting package through our company, you are going to be able to view, create and change any A or MX record for your domains. Provided that a given Internet domain has our Name Servers, you'll be able to modify specific records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or e-mails directed to another service provider if you want to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool will enable you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere 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 another service provider and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do this with only a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can even set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With the Linux semi-dedicated packages which we provide, you are going to have complete control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has via the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and modifying any record requires just a couple of mouse clicks. If you decide to switch your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can edit the required 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 change the A record of only one of its subdomains. When you're modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for every single one.

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