The definition of “hosting” does not describe a particular service, but several services which provide various functions to a domain name. Having a site and emails, for example, are two independent services even though in the general case they come together, so many people think of them as one single service. Actually, each and every domain name has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, which identifies where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the e-mails for the domain name. As an example, 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 email, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a Internet domain has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the email will be directed to the correct server. The reasoning behind working with separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you can have your website hosted by one company and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting from our company, you'll be able to view, set up and change any A or MX record for your domain names. As long as a particular domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to modify specific records via our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or e-mails pointed to any other provider if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool is going to allow you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain name the slightest bit. If you want to use the email services of another company and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do this with simply a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can even set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the semi-dedicated servers that we provide, you will have total control over the records of all domain names and subdomains you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has from the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and modifying any record takes just a couple of clicks. If you want to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can update the required 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. Also you can keep the main domain name here, while you edit the A record of only one of its subdomains. When you're changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard two that we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for every single one.