The definition of “hosting” doesn't describe only one service, but a variety of services that offer different functions to a domain address. Having a site and e-mails, as an example, are two individual services even though in the general case they come together, so most people think of them as one single service. In reality, each and every domain name has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that identifies where the site for the domain address is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the e-mails for the domain. As an example, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Every time you open a website or send an e-mail, 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. If you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the email will be sent to the correct server. The concept behind using 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 Hosting

With a hosting plan from our company, you are going to be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly using our leading-edge Hepsia hosting CP. Changing the default records will take 2 clicks and the setup of a new record requires just a few more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you'll not encounter any issues. We also have a comprehensive help section that'll make things even easier. If you want to change your email provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the standard two, you may choose their priority i.e. which record is going to handle your e-mails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you will have total control over your domain addresses and subdomains and you are 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

Accessing and changing the A or MX records for each of your domains or subdomains is extremely easy if you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are managed using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you may click on any of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record will be as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you will not encounter any difficulties if you want to move your website or emails to another service provider while keeping the second service with our company. If needed, you may also create additional MX records and set a certain priority depending on the instructions of the new provider.