The term “hosting” doesn't describe a single service, but several services which provide different functions to a domain address. Having a website and emails, as an example, are two individual services although in the general case they come together, so a lot of people consider them as one single service. In fact, every domain has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, which identifies where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the emails for the domain. For example, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Whenever you open a site or send an email, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain address has and the traffic/message is first forwarded 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 working with separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you can have your website hosted by one provider and the emails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting
If you have a Linux website hosting service through our company, you are going to be able to view, set up and change any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. So long as a specific domain name has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to modify particular records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or emails directed to another service provider if you want to use only one of our services. Our state-of-the-art tool will permit you to have a domain 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 at all. If you want to use the email services of another company and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do it with only a few mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your CP. You may also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With the Linux semi-dedicated services that we provide, you will have full control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has from the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and modifying any record takes as little as a couple of clicks. If you decide to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can update the required record and point your domain to the other service provider for one of the services, as you still keep using the other one through us. You can also keep the main domain here, while you edit the A record of only one of its subdomains. In case you are editing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default 2 that we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for each and every one.