The word “hosting” does not describe a single service, but a set of services which provide a variety of functions to a domain address. Having a website and e-mails, for example, are two separate services even though in the general case they come together, so most people see them as one single service. Actually, each domain name has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, that specifies where the website for the domain is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the emails for the domain name. As an illustration, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is mx1.domain.com. 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. In case you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the e-mail will be directed to the correct server. The idea behind using separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you can have your website hosted by one service provider and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

With a cloud hosting package from our company, you'll be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains easily by using our sophisticated Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records will take two clicks and the creation of a new record takes just a few more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you won't encounter any problems. We also have a comprehensive help section that'll make things even easier. If you'd like to switch your e-mail provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can pick their priority i.e. which record will deal with your e-mails first when somebody sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you are going to have 100 % control of your domains and subdomains and you're going to be able to handle their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the semi-dedicated plans which we provide, you'll have 100 % 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 every one of them has through the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and changing any record requires as little as a couple of clicks. If you choose to switch your web or email hosting provider, you can change the required record and point your domain address to the other company for one of the services, while you still continue using the other one through us. Also you can keep the main domain name here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. When you're changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for every single one.