The term “hosting” doesn't describe a particular service, but a variety of services which offer a variety of functions to a domain address. Having a website and e-mails, for example, are two individual services although 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 manages each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, which identifies where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the e-mails for the domain address. As an example, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Every time you open a website or send an email, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain address has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the e-mail will be sent to the correct server. The idea behind working with separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you may have your website hosted by one provider and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting from our company, you are going to be able to see, create and change any A or MX record for your domains. As long as a specific Internet domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to change certain records via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or emails directed to another service provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool is going to permit you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere 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 service provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with simply a couple of mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can even set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.