The definition of “hosting” does not describe only one service, but a set of services that provide different functions to a domain address. Having a site and e-mails, for example, are two independent services though in the general case they come together, so most people see them as one single service. In fact, every domain has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that specifies where the website for the domain name is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain name. As an example, an A record is 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 Internet domain has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the e-mail will then be forwarded to the correct server. The idea behind using separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you could have your site hosted by one service provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a Linux cloud web hosting service through our company, you will be able to see, create and change any A or MX record for your domains. So long as a given domain name has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to modify certain records via our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or e-mails directed to any other provider if you wish to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool will even allow you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain at all. If you decide to use the email services of another company 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 may also set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one will have priority.