The word “hosting” doesn't describe only one service, but a variety of services that offer various functions to a domain name. Having a website and e-mails, for instance, are two independent services although in the general case they come together, so most of the people see them as one single service. The truth is, each domain has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, that identifies where the website for the domain is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the emails for the domain address. As an illustration, an A record is and an MX record is 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 web browser request or the e-mail will then be forwarded to the correct server. The reasoning behind using separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you can have your site hosted by one provider and the e-mails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every Linux website hosting that we offer you, will enable you to view, change and create A and MX records for every domain name or subdomain inside your account. Using the DNS Records section, you'll be able to view a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update won't take you more than a couple of clicks. Setting up new records is just as easy if, as an example, you want to use the email services of a different company and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. You may also set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. Quite simply, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it will contact the next one. Through our advanced tool, you are going to be able to handle the records of your domain names and subdomains easily even when you have no previous experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
With the Linux semi-dedicated hosting which we offer, you'll have total control over the records of all domain addresses 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 requires only a few clicks. If you choose to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can edit the necessary record and point your domain name to the other service provider for one of the services, as you still keep using the other one through us. You could also keep the main domain name here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. In case you are editing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default 2 that we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for each one.