The definition of “hosting” does not describe a particular service, but several services that provide various functions to a domain name. Having a site and emails, for example, are two independent services although in the general case they come together, so most people consider them as one single service. In fact, each and every domain name 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, that specifies where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the e-mails for the domain. As an illustration, an A record would be and an MX record is Every 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 browser request or the e-mail will be directed to the correct server. The idea behind working with separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one company and the e-mails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every Linux website hosting package that we provide, will allow you to view, change and create A and MX records for every domain name or subdomain in your account. Through the DNS Records section, you'll be able to see a list of all hosts inside the account from a to z with their related records, so any update will not take you more than a few mouse clicks. Creating new records is just as simple if, as an illustration, you want to use the e-mail services of another company and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. You may also set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. Put 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. With our state-of-the-art tool, you will be able to handle the records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease even when you have no previous experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Accessing and changing the A or MX records for any of your domain names or subdomains is very easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from us. The accounts are maintained through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section committed to the DNS records of your domains. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you could click on any of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record is as simple 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 simply won't experience any difficulties if you wish to switch your website or e-mails to another service provider while keeping the second service with our company. If required, you could also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the instructions of the new provider.