The definition of “hosting” does not describe one service, but a variety of services that provide numerous functions to a domain address. Having a site and emails, for instance, are two individual services even though in the general case they come together, so most people see them as one single service. Actually, each domain name has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, which defines where the site for the domain address is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain. For instance, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is 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. In case you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the e-mail will be directed to the correct server. The idea behind employing separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you could have your site hosted by one service provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a Linux cloud hosting from our company, you will be able to view, set up and modify any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. As long as a specific domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to change particular records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or emails directed to another provider if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool will even enable you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain in any way. If you choose to use the email services of another provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do it with simply a couple of mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can even set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one will have priority.