The definition of “hosting” does not describe one service, but several services that provide a variety of functions to a domain. Having a website and emails, as an example, are two separate services though in the general case they come together, so most people consider them as one single service. In reality, each and every domain has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, which identifies where the site for the domain address is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the emails for the domain name. For instance, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. Every time you open a site or send an email, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain address has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the e-mail will be sent to the correct server. The idea behind working with separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one provider and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every Linux shared web hosting service that we offer you, will allow you to see, modify and create A and MX records for any Internet domain or subdomain inside your account. Through the DNS Records section, you will be able to see a list of all hosts within the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update will not take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Setting up new records is equally easy if, as an example, you wish to use the e-mail services of a different provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. Additionally you can set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. Quite simply, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. With our innovative tool, you will be able to handle the records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly even when you have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the semi-dedicated servers which we offer, you're going to have full control over the records of all domain names and subdomains that you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has using the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and modifying any record requires only a few mouse clicks. If you decide to change your web or email hosting provider, you can change the required record and direct your domain address to the other service provider for one of the services, while you still continue using the other one through us. You could also keep the main domain here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. When you're editing 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 every single one.