The term “hosting” does not describe just one service, but a set of services that offer various functions to a domain address. Having a website and emails, for instance, are two independent services even though in the general case they come together, so most people consider them as one single service. In reality, every domain name has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, which specifies where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the e-mails for the domain address. As an example, an A record would be 22.214.171.124 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 address 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 e-mail will then be sent to the correct server. The reasoning behind employing 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 Web Hosting
With a web hosting package from our company, you'll be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains with ease by using our sophisticated Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records will take two clicks and the creation of a new record requires just a few more clicks, so even if you have never dealt with such matters, you will not encounter any troubles. We also have an extensive help section that makes things even easier. If you wish to change your email provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can pick their priority i.e. which record will deal with your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you're going to have complete control of your domain names and subdomains and you will be able to handle their A and MX records very easily and at any time.