The word “hosting” doesn't describe only one service, but several services which offer various functions to a domain. Having a website and emails, for instance, are two individual services although in the general case they come together, so a lot of people see them as one single service. Actually, every domain name has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that defines 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 emails 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. Each time you open a website or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain name has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the email will be directed to the correct server. The idea behind working with separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you could have your site hosted by one provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, that comes with each and every web hosting we offer, will enable you to view, modify and create A and MX records for every domain or subdomain within your account. From the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to see a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their related records, so any update won't take you more than a few mouse clicks. Setting up new records is equally easy if, as an illustration, you would like to use the email services of another provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. You may also set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. In other words, when your emails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it is going to contact the next one. With our state-of-the-art tool, you'll be able to control the records of your domain names and subdomains with ease even when you have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans which we offer, you are going to have 100 % control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each of them has through the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and editing any record requires as little as a few clicks. If you want to switch your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can update the necessary record and direct your domain address to the other service provider for one of the services, as you still keep using the other one through us. You may also keep the main domain name here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you're 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 every one.