The word “hosting” doesn't describe a particular service, but a set of services that offer different functions to a domain name. Having a website and e-mails, as an illustration, are two individual services even though in the general case they come together, so many people think of them as one single service. In fact, every single domain has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each specific 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 deals with the e-mails for the domain name. For instance, an A record is and an MX record would be Whenever you open a site 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 forwarded to that company. If 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 employing separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one service provider and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you have a shared website hosting through us, you'll be able to view, set up and change any A or MX record for your domain names. Provided that a given domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to change certain records by using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or emails directed to any other provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool will permit 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 address at all. If you choose to use the email services of another company and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do this with simply a couple of mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your CP. You may also set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Accessing and changing the A or MX records for any one of your domains or subdomains is really easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are managed through our in-house built Hepsia CP, which has a section committed to the DNS records of your domains. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you may click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Editing any record is as easy as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even if you have never dealt with such matters before, you won't encounter any troubles if you decide to move your website or e-mails to an alternative provider while keeping the second service with our company. When required, you may also set up additional MX records and set a certain priority in accordance with the instructions of the new provider.