The definition of “hosting” does not describe a particular service, but several services that offer various functions to a domain name. Having a website and emails, as an illustration, are two independent services though in the general case they come together, so many people consider them as one single service. The truth is, every domain has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, which identifies where the website 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 address. For instance, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be 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 forwarded to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the e-mail will be directed to the correct server. The idea behind employing separate records is that the two services use 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 Web Hosting

With a cloud web hosting package from our company, you will be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains easily by using our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Changing the default records requires two clicks and the setup of a new record takes just a couple of more clicks, so even if you have never dealt with such matters, you won't encounter any complications. We've got an extensive help section that'll make things even easier. If you'd like to switch your email provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can select their priority i.e. which record is going to handle your emails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you will have complete control over your domain names and subdomains and you will be able to handle their A and MX records easily and at any time.