The word “hosting” does not describe just one service, but several services which provide various functions to a domain name. Having a website and e-mails, for instance, are two separate services even though in the general case they come together, so a lot of people consider them as one single service. Actually, each domain has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each specific service - the former 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 manages the e-mails for the domain. For instance, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is mx1.domain.com. Every 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 directed to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the e-mail will then be sent to the correct server. The reasoning behind working with separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you can have your site hosted by one provider and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Hosting

With a hosting plan from us, you will be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly via our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Changing the default records requires 2 clicks and the creation of a new record takes only a couple of more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you'll not experience any problems. We have a comprehensive help section that will make things even easier. If you would like to change your email provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the default 2, you can select their priority i.e. which record will deal with your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you are going to have total control over your domain names and subdomains and you're going to be able to manage their A and MX records easily and at any time.