The word “hosting” doesn't describe a single service, but a variety of services that provide different functions to a domain name. Having a site and emails, for instance, are two individual services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so a lot of people think of them as one single service. Actually, every single domain name has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, which specifies where the site for the domain name is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the e-mails for the domain name. As an example, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is mx1.domain.com. Each time you open a website 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 directed to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the email will be sent to the correct server. The concept behind employing separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a Linux cloud package through us, you are going to be able to see, set up and change any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. As long as a given Internet domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to modify certain records by using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or emails pointed to any other provider if you want to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool is going to permit you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain name at all. If you choose to use the email services of a different provider and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do this with just a couple of mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can even set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.