The term “hosting” does not describe a single service, but a variety of services that provide a variety of functions to a domain name. Having a website and e-mails, as an example, are two individual services although in the general case they come together, so a lot of people consider them as one single service. In reality, every single domain has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, which defines where the website for the domain name is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the e-mails for the domain address. As an example, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Each time you open a site or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain address 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 email will then be directed to the correct server. The idea behind using separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you can have your site hosted by one provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux web hosting which we offer, will enable you to view, modify and create A and MX records for every domain name or subdomain inside your account. Through the DNS Records section, you will be able to view a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update will not take you more than a few clicks. Creating new records is equally simple if, for instance, you would like to use the email services of another service provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. You can even set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it's going to contact the next one. Through our innovative tool, you're going to be able to handle the records of your domain addresses and subdomains easily even when you have no prior experience with such matters.