The definition of “hosting” does not describe one service, but a number of services that provide different functions to a domain name. Having a site and emails, as an example, are two independent services even though in the general case they come together, so most of the people think of them as one single service. In fact, every single domain name has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, which identifies where the website for the domain address is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain address. For instance, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be 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 Internet domain has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the e-mail will be sent to the correct server. The reasoning behind working with separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you can have your website hosted by one company and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

With a shared hosting plan from our company, you will be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly through our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records will take two clicks and the setup of a new record takes just a couple of more clicks, so even if you have never dealt with such matters, you won't encounter any troubles. We also have a large help section that makes things even easier. If you would like to change your e-mail provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the default two, you may choose their priority i.e. which record will handle your emails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you'll have total control of your domain names and subdomains and you are going to be able to manage their A and MX records easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and changing the A or MX records for each of your domain names or subdomains is extremely easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from us. The accounts are managed via our in-house built Hepsia CP, which includes a section committed to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you could click on any one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record is as simple as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even if you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not encounter any issues if you wish to direct your site or emails to an alternative service provider while keeping the second service with our company. If required, you can also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority in accordance with the recommendations of the new provider.