The word “hosting” does not describe one service, but a variety of services that provide a variety of functions to a domain name. Having a site and e-mails, as an illustration, are two individual services though in the general case they come together, so many people see them as one single service. In reality, each and every domain has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, which specifies where the site for the domain name is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the emails for the domain name. As an illustration, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. Each time you open a website or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a Internet domain has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the e-mail will then be directed to the correct server. The idea behind using separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you could have your site hosted by one provider and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every Linux cloud hosting which we provide, will allow you to view, change and create A and MX records for each domain or subdomain inside your account. Through the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to see a list of all hosts within the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update is not going to take you more than a couple of clicks. Setting up new records is equally easy if, for example, you wish to use the e-mail services of another service provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. Also 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'll contact the next one. With our innovative tool, you're going to be able to manage the records of your domain names and subdomains easily even if you have no prior experience with such matters.