The definition of “hosting” does not describe a particular service, but several services which offer numerous functions to a domain name. Having a site and emails, for instance, are two independent services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so many people consider them as one single service. In reality, each domain has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, which specifies where the site for the domain name is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the emails for the domain name. As an illustration, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can 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 Internet domain has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the e-mail will then be sent to the correct server. The concept behind using separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you can have your site hosted by one service provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting

With a website hosting plan from us, you'll be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly by using our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records requires 2 clicks and the setup of a new record takes only a few more clicks, so even if you have never dealt with such matters, you will not encounter any troubles. We also have an in depth help section that makes things even easier. If you would like to switch your email provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the default two, you may choose their priority i.e. which record will manage your emails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you will have complete control over your domain names and subdomains and you're going to be able to manage their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the semi-dedicated service which we offer, you'll have full control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records every one of them has using the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and editing any record requires just a couple of clicks. If you choose to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can edit the necessary record and direct your domain address to the other service provider for one of the services, as you still carry on using the other one through us. You could 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 standard two we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for each one.