The term “hosting” doesn't describe one service, but a set of services that provide numerous functions to a domain name. Having a website and e-mails, as an example, are two independent services though in the general case they come together, so most of the people think of them as one single service. Actually, every 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, which defines where the site for the domain name is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the e-mails for the domain. For example, an A record is 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 Internet domain has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the e-mail will be directed to the correct server. The concept behind employing separate records is that the two services work with 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 Web Hosting
With a web hosting package from us, you are going to be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly via our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records will take two clicks and the creation of a new record takes only a few more clicks, so even if you have never dealt with such matters, you will not experience any complications. We also have an in depth help section that makes things even easier. If you want to change your email provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the standard two, you can pick their priority i.e. which record will deal with your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you are going to have full control of your domain names and subdomains and you'll be able to handle their A and MX records very easily and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you are going to be able to see and update the A and MX records for any one of the domains or subdomains which you host inside the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage the account, provides an innovative, albeit easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to modify their records with no more than several mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it'll be equally easy - choose the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you will be all set. You will also be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case that you decide to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to set up additional records aside from the two standard ones. If you encounter any troubles, you will find a comprehensive Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or modify any record.