The word “hosting” doesn't describe a particular service, but a set of services that provide various functions to a domain name. Having a website and e-mails, for example, are two independent services though in the general case they come together, so a lot of people consider them as one single service. In fact, every single domain has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, that defines where the website for the domain is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the e-mails for the domain. As an example, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is mx1.domain.com. Each time you open a website or send an email, 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. If you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the email will be directed to the correct server. The reasoning behind employing separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one provider and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have a cloud website hosting from our company, you're going to be able to see, set up and change any A or MX record for your domain names. So long as a specific domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to change specific records using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or e-mails directed to any other company if you wish to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool is going to allow you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by modifying 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 company and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with simply a couple of mouse 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.