The word “hosting” doesn't describe just one service, but a number of services which offer numerous functions to a domain name. Having a website and e-mails, for instance, are two separate services though in the general case they come together, so most of the people think of 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 deals with each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that specifies where the website for the domain address is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the e-mails for the domain name. For example, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is 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 Internet domain has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the email will then be sent to the correct server. The concept behind employing separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you may have your website hosted by one service provider and the emails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared hosting which we offer you, allows you to view, change and create A and MX records for any Internet domain or subdomain within your account. From the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to see a list of all hosts in the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update is not going to take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Setting up new records is equally easy if, for instance, you want to use the e-mail services of another service provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. You can also set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it will contact the next one. Using our state-of-the-art tool, you are going to be able to control the records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly even if you have no prior experience with such matters.