The word “hosting” doesn't describe one service, but a variety of services which provide different functions to a domain address. Having a website and emails, for example, are two individual services even though in the general case they come together, so a lot of people think of them as one single service. In fact, 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 former is a numeric IP address, that defines where the site for the domain address is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the emails for the domain name. As an example, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Each time you open a site or send an email, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the email will then be directed to the correct server. The concept behind using separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you can have your website hosted by one company and the e-mails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
If you have a Linux cloud plan through us, you'll be able to view, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. As long as a specific domain name has our Name Servers, you will be able to modify certain records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails directed to another company if you wish to use only one of our services. Our state-of-the-art tool is going to enable you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain in any way. If you choose to use the email services of a different service provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with only a couple of clicks within the DNS Records section of your CP. You can also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to view and edit the A and MX records for each of the domains or subdomains which you host in the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to manage the account, comes with an advanced, albeit easy-to-use tool where all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to edit their records with no more than a couple of mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it's going to be just as easy - select the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you will be all set. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case that you choose to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records apart from the two default ones. In case you encounter any issues, we have a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or modify any record.