The word “hosting” does not describe a single service, but a variety of services which offer different functions to a domain. Having a site and emails, as an example, are two separate services although in the general case they come together, so a lot of people see them as one single service. In fact, each and every domain has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, which defines 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 emails for the domain address. As an example, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is mx1.domain.com. Every 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. In case you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the e-mail will be directed to the correct server. The concept behind employing separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one company and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting from us, you're going to be able to see, create and change any A or MX record for your domain names. So long as a specific domain name has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to modify specific records via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails pointed to another company if you want to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool will even permit you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain at all. 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 in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can even set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one will have priority.