The word “hosting” does not describe just one service, but several services which offer a variety of functions to a domain name. Having a site and emails, as an example, are two separate services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so most people consider them as one single service. The truth is, each and every domain name has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that identifies where the website for the domain 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 would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is mx1.domain.com. Whenever 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 directed to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the email will be sent to the correct server. The idea behind employing separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you can have your website hosted by one provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting

If you have a website hosting plan through us, you are going to be able to view, create and change any A or MX record for your domain names. Provided that a specific domain name has our Name Servers, you'll be able to modify specific records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or emails pointed to any other company if you wish to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool will even permit you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain in any way. If you decide to use the e-mail services of another provider and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do it with just a few 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

With the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we provide, you're going to have full control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each of them has through the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and changing any record requires simply a couple of clicks. If you decide to change your web or email hosting provider, you can update the necessary record and point your domain address to the other company 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. If you're modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard 2 that we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for each and every one.