The definition of “hosting” does not describe a single service, but several services which offer numerous functions to a domain. Having a website and e-mails, as an example, are two individual services even though in the general case they come together, so most of the people think of them as one single service. Actually, every domain has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, that defines where the website for the domain is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the e-mails for the domain name. As an example, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be 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 name has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the email will be directed to the correct server. The idea behind employing separate records is that the two services work with 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 Web Hosting
If you have a Linux cloud web hosting from us, you will be able to view, set up and change any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Assuming that a particular domain has our Name Servers, you'll be able to change particular records via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails directed to any other service provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool is going to allow you to have a domain 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 the slightest bit. If you decide to use the email services of a different company and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do it with just a few clicks through the DNS Records section of your CP. You can also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.