The definition of “hosting” doesn't describe only one service, but a number of services which offer a variety of functions to a domain name. Having a website and emails, as an illustration, are two separate services although in the general case they come together, so most of the people see them as one single service. The truth is, every single domain has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, which identifies where the site for the domain name is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the e-mails for the domain. As an illustration, an A record can be and an MX record would be Every time you open a site or send an email, 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. In case you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the email will then be sent to the correct server. The concept behind working with separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you can have your site hosted by one provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux shared website hosting which we offer you, will allow you to see, change and set up A and MX records for every domain or subdomain in your account. Through the DNS Records section, you will be able to view 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 clicks. Setting up new records is just as easy if, for example, you wish to use the e-mail services of a different provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. Additionally you can set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. To put it differently, when your emails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it will contact the next one. Using our advanced tool, you're going to be able to control the records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly even though you may have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you are going to be able to view and edit the A and MX records for each of the domain addresses or subdomains that you host inside the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to take care of the account, provides an sophisticated, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to modify their records with no more than a few clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it'll be just as easy - select the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you will be ready. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case that you want to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to set up additional records apart from the two default ones. If you ever encounter any problems, you will find a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or modify any record.