The word “hosting” doesn't describe a single service, but several services that provide different functions to a domain name. Having a site and emails, as an example, are two separate services although in the general case they come together, so most of the people think of them as one single service. In reality, every domain has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with 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 deals with the e-mails for the domain name. For instance, an A record is and an MX record would be Whenever you open a website 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 browser request or the email will then be directed to the correct server. The concept behind employing separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you can have your website hosted by one service provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every Linux cloud website hosting which we offer you, will allow you to view, modify and set up A and MX records for any domain or subdomain within your account. From the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to see a list of all hosts inside the account from a to z with their related records, so any update is not going to take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Creating new records is as easy if, for instance, you would like to use the email services of a different provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. Also you can set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. Through our sophisticated tool, you will be able to handle the records of your domain names and subdomains with ease even if you have no prior experience with such matters.