The term “hosting” does not describe a single service, but a set of services that provide different functions to a domain. Having a website and emails, for instance, are two separate services although in the general case they come together, so most of the people consider them as one single service. In fact, every domain name has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, which identifies where the website for the domain name is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the e-mails for the domain address. For instance, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. Each 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 directed to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the email will then be sent to the correct server. The idea behind using separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you can have your website hosted by one company and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting

With a cloud website hosting plan from our company, you'll be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains easily via our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Changing the default records will take 2 clicks and the setup of a new record takes only a few more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you'll not encounter any complications. We've got a comprehensive help section that'll make things even easier. If you'd like to change your e-mail provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the standard 2, you may choose their priority i.e. which record is going to manage your e-mails first when somebody sends you a message. Normally the new provider will tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you will have complete control of your domain names and subdomains and you're going to be able to manage their A and MX records very easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With the semi-dedicated hosting that we provide, you'll have 100 % control over the records of all domains and subdomains you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has via the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and modifying any record requires simply a couple of clicks. If you decide to change your web or email hosting provider, you can change the required record and direct your domain to the other company for one of the services, as you still continue using the other one through us. You may also keep the main domain here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. In case you are modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for every single one.