The term “hosting” does not describe one service, but a variety of services that offer various functions to a domain name. Having a website and emails, as an example, are two individual services although in the general case they come together, so many people see them as one single service. In reality, every domain name has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, which identifies where the site for the domain address is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the emails for the domain. As an example, an A record is and an MX record would be Whenever you open a website 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. When you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the email will be forwarded to the correct server. The concept behind using separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you can have your site hosted by one company and the e-mails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
With a shared hosting package from our company, you will be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly through our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting CP. Modifying the default records will take 2 clicks and the creation of a new record requires just a few more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you will not experience any difficulties. We have a comprehensive help section that'll make things even easier. If you would like to switch your e-mail provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the standard two, you can choose their priority i.e. which record will handle your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you will have total control of your domains and subdomains and you will 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 Linux semi-dedicated plans that we provide, you will have complete control over the records of all domain names and subdomains that you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has using the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and modifying any record takes simply a few mouse clicks. If you choose to switch your web or email hosting provider, you can change the necessary record and point your domain to the other service provider for one of the services, as you still carry on using the other one through us. You may also keep the main domain address here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. In case you are modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard 2 that we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for every single one.