The term “hosting” doesn't describe just one service, but a set of services that provide various functions to a domain name. Having a website and emails, for instance, are two independent services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so most of the people see them as one single service. In reality, each and 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 identifies where the site for the domain address is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the emails for the domain. For instance, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. Whenever 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. When you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the e-mail will be forwarded to the correct server. The concept behind using separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one service provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you have a Linux shared website hosting package from us, you'll be able to view, create and change any A or MX record for your domains. As long as a particular domain name has our Name Servers, you will be able to modify particular records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or emails directed to another provider if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our state-of-the-art 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 name the slightest bit. If you want to use the e-mail services of another service provider and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do this with simply a couple of mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your CP. You may also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one will have priority.