The word “hosting” does not describe just one service, but several services which offer a variety of functions to a domain. Having a website and emails, as an illustration, are two individual services though in the general case they come together, so many people see them as one single service. The truth is, each domain 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 identifies where the site 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 name. For instance, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. Each time you open a site or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain name has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the e-mail will then be directed to the correct server. The reasoning behind using separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one company and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, that comes with each and every Linux cloud hosting which we offer you, will enable you to view, change and set up A and MX records for any domain or subdomain inside your account. Through the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to see a list of all hosts inside the account from a to z with their related records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a few clicks. Setting up new records is equally simple if, for instance, you want to use the e-mail services of another provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. You can also set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. Quite simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. Using our advanced tool, you will be able to manage the records of your domain names and subdomains easily even when you have no prior experience with such matters.