The definition of “hosting” does not describe a single service, but a set of services which offer different functions to a domain name. Having a website and emails, for example, are two independent services even though in the general case they come together, so a lot of people see them as one single service. The truth is, every domain name has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that identifies where the site for the domain address is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the e-mails for the domain address. As an illustration, an A record is and an MX record can be 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 forwarded to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the email will then be sent to the correct server. The idea behind using separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you may have your website hosted by one company and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting

If you have a Linux web hosting package from us, you'll be able to view, set up and change any A or MX record for your domain names. So long as a given Internet domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to change specific records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails pointed to any other service provider if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool is going to permit you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain the slightest bit. If you want to use the email services of another service provider and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do this with just a couple of mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your CP. You can even set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, will permit you to view the A and MX records for every one of the domains or subdomains in your account and if necessary, to update any of them or create new ones. Managing these records is quite easy since all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so updating a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes only a few more clicks and if you experience any difficulties, you can check out our educational videos on how to create A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by people with little or no previous experience, yet advanced enough to provide you with complete control of all records and to permit you to have different A records even for and If you're switching your emails to a different provider and they ask you to create more than 2 different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.