The term “hosting” doesn't describe just one service, but several services that provide various functions to a domain. Having a site and e-mails, as an example, are two independent services even though in the general case they come together, so a lot of people see them as one single service. The truth is, each and every domain has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, which defines where the website for the domain name is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the e-mails for the domain name. As an illustration, an A record can be and an MX record can be 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. When you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the e-mail will then be sent to the correct server. The reasoning behind using separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you can have your site hosted by one provider and the e-mail messages by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
With a shared hosting plan from our company, you'll be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease using our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting CP. Editing the default records will take 2 clicks and the setup of a new record requires just a few more clicks, so even if you have never dealt with such matters, you will not encounter any complications. We've got an extensive help section that will make things even easier. If you would like to switch your email provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the default 2, you may choose their priority i.e. which record will manage your e-mails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you are going to have 100 % control of your domains and subdomains and you'll be able to manage their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.