The word “hosting” doesn't describe just one service, but a variety of services that provide a variety of functions to a domain address. Having a site and emails, for instance, are two individual services though in the general case they come together, so many people think of them as one single service. Actually, each and every domain name has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, that specifies where the website for the domain is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain. As an illustration, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be 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 domain address has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the email will then be directed to the correct server. The reasoning behind employing separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one service provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting

With a cloud website hosting package from us, you will be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease by using our advanced Hepsia hosting CP. Modifying the default records requires two clicks and the creation of a new record takes only a couple of more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you'll not encounter any issues. We've got a comprehensive help section that'll make things even easier. If you want to change your email provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can select their priority i.e. which record will deal with your emails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider will tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you'll have 100 % control over your domain names and subdomains and you will be able to handle their A and MX records easily and at any time.