The term “hosting” does not describe a single service, but a variety of services which offer different functions to a domain. Having a website and emails, as an illustration, are two individual services though in the general case they come together, so most of the 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 handles each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that identifies where the website for the domain address is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain address. As an illustration, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is 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 Internet domain has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the e-mail will then be directed to the correct server. The concept behind working with separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you can have your website hosted by one service provider and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting through us, you'll be able to view, create and modify any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Assuming that a particular Internet domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to modify certain records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or emails directed to another company if you wish to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool will even enable you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain at all. If you want to use the e-mail services of another company and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with simply a couple of mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can also set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.