The word “hosting” doesn't describe a single service, but a set of services that provide different functions to a domain. Having a website and e-mails, for example, are two independent services even though in the general case they come together, so most of the people see them as one single service. Actually, every domain has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, that identifies where the site for the domain name is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the emails for the domain address. For example, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is mx1.domain.com. Whenever 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 directed to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the e-mail will be sent to the correct server. The reasoning behind using separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one provider and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every Linux shared web hosting which we offer you, allows you to see, change and create A and MX records for any domain name or subdomain in your account. From the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to view a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update is not going to take you more than a couple of clicks. Setting up new records is as simple if, for instance, you would like to use the e-mail services of a different company and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. Also you can set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. Quite simply, 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 will contact the next one. Using our innovative tool, you will be able to manage the records of your domain names and subdomains with ease even though you may have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the Linux semi-dedicated servers which we provide, you are going to have full control over the records of all domains and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has through the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and modifying any record takes simply a few mouse clicks. If you want to change your web or email hosting provider, you can update the necessary record and direct your domain to the other company for one of the services, as you still carry on 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 are modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two that we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for each and every one.