The word “hosting” doesn't describe a particular service, but several services that provide different functions to a domain. Having a site and emails, as an illustration, are two individual services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so most people see them as one single service. The truth is, every domain has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, that specifies where the website for the domain address 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 can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be 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 address 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 e-mail will then be directed to the correct server. The concept behind employing separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you can have your website hosted by one provider and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

With a shared website hosting package from our company, you will be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains easily via our innovative Hepsia hosting CP. Modifying the default records will take two clicks and the creation of a new record requires just a few more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you won't encounter any complications. We also have a comprehensive help section that will make things even easier. If you would like to change your e-mail 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 is going to deal with your emails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you're going to have full control of your domain addresses 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

If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to see and change the A and MX records for any of the domain names or subdomains that you host within the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to control the account, comes with an advanced, albeit easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to edit their records with no more than several mouse clicks. If you have to create a new record, it'll be just as simple - pick the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you will be all set. Additionally, you will be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case you choose to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records besides the two standard ones. If you ever encounter any problems, we have a in-depth Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to create or change any record.