The term “hosting” doesn't describe just one service, but a number of services that offer a variety of functions to a domain. Having a site and emails, for example, are two independent 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 domain name has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, that defines where the site for the domain address is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the emails for the domain address. For instance, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Each time you open a website or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain address has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the email will then be directed to the correct server. The idea behind using separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you may have your website hosted by one provider and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, that comes with each and every shared website hosting plan which we offer, will enable you to see, modify and create A and MX records for each Internet domain or subdomain in your account. From the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to see a list of all hosts inside the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a few mouse clicks. Creating new records is just as easy if, for example, you want to use the email services of another provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. You can also set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. Quite simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. Through our advanced tool, you are going to be able to handle the records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly even if you have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the semi-dedicated hosting plans we provide, you're going to have total 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 changing any record takes as little as a few clicks. If you decide to switch your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can edit the required record and direct your domain name to the other company for one of the services, while you still carry on using the other one through us. Also you can keep the main domain name here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. In case you are changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard 2 we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for every one.