The term “hosting” does not describe a particular service, but a set of services that provide numerous functions to a domain. Having a site and emails, for example, are two independent services although in the general case they come together, so most of the people see them as one single service. Actually, every single domain has a couple of 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 is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the e-mails for the domain address. For example, an A record is and an MX record can be Each 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 forwarded 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 working with separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you can have your site hosted by one provider and the emails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Hosting
With a hosting package from us, you will be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease using our advanced Hepsia hosting CP. Editing the default records requires two clicks and the creation of a new record requires just a few more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you won't encounter any problems. We also have a large help section that makes things even easier. If you want to change your e-mail provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the default 2, you may choose their priority i.e. which record will handle your emails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you will have full control of your domains and subdomains and you'll be able to handle their A and MX records very easily and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With the semi-dedicated servers which we provide, you are going to have 100 % control over the records of all domain names and subdomains you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has through the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and modifying any record takes as little as a couple of mouse clicks. If you want to change your web or email hosting provider, you can edit the required 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. Also you can keep the main domain here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. When you're modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two that we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for each and every one.