The definition of “hosting” doesn't describe just one service, but several services which offer a variety of functions to a domain name. Having a site and emails, for example, are two individual services even though in the general case they come together, so most people consider them as one single service. In fact, each and every domain has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that specifies where the site for the domain name is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the e-mails for the domain. As an example, an A record is 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 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 concept behind working with separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one service provider and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

With a cloud web hosting package from us, you are going to be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly through our sophisticated Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records takes two clicks and the setup of a new record requires only a couple of more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you will not experience any troubles. We also have a large help section that'll make things even easier. If you wish to change your email provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the default 2, you can select their priority i.e. which record will handle your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you will have total control over your domain addresses and subdomains and you'll be able to handle their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With the Linux semi-dedicated services that we provide, you'll have full control over the records of all domains and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each of them has via the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and modifying any record takes just a couple of mouse clicks. If you choose to change your web or email hosting provider, you can update the required record and point your domain address to the other service provider for one of the services, as you still keep using the other one through us. Also you can keep the main domain address here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. When you're editing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard 2 we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for every one.