The definition of “hosting” does not describe one service, but a set of services which offer numerous functions to a domain address. Having a site and emails, as an illustration, are two individual services although in the general case they come together, so many people think of them as one single service. Actually, every domain name has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, that specifies where the site for the domain name is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain. For example, an A record can be and an MX record would be Each time you open a website or send an e-mail, 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. When you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the e-mail will then be forwarded to the correct server. The concept behind employing separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you may have your website hosted by one provider and the emails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux web hosting package that we provide, will enable you to view, change and set up A and MX records for each domain or subdomain within your account. Using the DNS Records section, you will be able to view a list of all hosts within the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update will not take you more than a few clicks. Creating new records is equally simple if, for example, you wish to use the email services of a different company and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. Additionally you can set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. Quite simply, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it is going to contact the next one. Through our sophisticated tool, you'll be able to manage the records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly even when you have no previous experience with such matters.