The word “hosting” does not describe one service, but a number of services which offer a variety of functions to a domain. Having a website and emails, for example, are two separate services even though in the general case they come together, so a lot of people consider them as one single service. The truth is, each and every domain has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, which defines where the site for the domain name is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the e-mails for the domain. As an illustration, an A record would be and an MX record would be Every time you open a website or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a 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 be forwarded to the correct server. The concept behind working with separate records is that the two services employ 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 cloud web hosting from us, you'll be able to see, set up and change any A or MX record for your domain names. As long as a given domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to modify certain records using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or emails pointed to another company if you'd like 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 somewhere else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain the slightest bit. If you choose to use the e-mail services of a different service provider and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do that with just a couple of mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can also set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.