The word “hosting” does not describe just one service, but a number of services that provide different functions to a domain address. Having a site and emails, as an example, are two separate services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so a lot of people see them as one single service. In reality, each domain name has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each particular service - the first one 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 manages the emails for the domain. For example, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Every time you open a website 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 Internet browser request or the email will then be sent to the correct server. The concept behind employing 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-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

With a shared website hosting plan from us, you're going to be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly through our innovative Hepsia hosting CP. Editing the default records takes two clicks and the setup of a new record takes only a couple of more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you won't experience any complications. We have an extensive help section that makes things even easier. If you'd like to change your e-mail provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can choose their priority i.e. which record is going to handle your e-mails first when somebody sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you're going to have total control of your domains and subdomains and you're going to be able to handle their A and MX records easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and changing the A or MX records for any one of your domains or subdomains is really easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are managed via our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you can click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Editing any record is as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not experience any issues if you decide to switch your website or e-mails to an alternative provider while keeping the second service with our company. If required, you could also create additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.