The term “hosting” doesn't describe only one service, but several services which provide numerous functions to a domain. Having a site and emails, for instance, are two independent services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so a lot of people consider them as one single service. In reality, each and every domain name 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, which identifies where the site for the domain address is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the e-mails for the domain. For instance, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is mx1.domain.com. Whenever you open a website or send an email, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain name has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the e-mail will then be sent to the correct server. The idea behind employing separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you can have your site hosted by one service provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

With a cloud web hosting plan from us, you will be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly via our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting CP. Changing the default records will take 2 clicks and the creation of a new record takes only a few more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you won't encounter any difficulties. We have an extensive help section that'll make things even easier. If you want to change your e-mail provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the default two, you can pick their priority i.e. which record will handle your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you are going to have complete control of your domains and subdomains and you'll be able to manage their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.