The term “hosting” doesn't describe only one service, but a number of services that provide various functions to a domain. Having a website and emails, as an illustration, are two individual services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so a lot of people see them as one single service. Actually, every single 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 identifies where the site for the domain name is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the e-mails for the domain address. For example, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. Each time you open a website 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 directed to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the email will then be forwarded to the correct server. The idea behind using separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one company and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Hosting

If you have a hosting from us, you will be able to view, create and change any A or MX record for your domain names. Assuming that a given Internet domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to change certain records using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails pointed to any other provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool is going to allow you to have a domain name 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 name in any way. If you decide to use the email services of a different provider and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do it with only a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. Also you can set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.