The word “hosting” doesn't describe one service, but a set of services that offer different functions to a domain. Having a website and e-mails, for instance, are two individual services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so a lot of people see them as one single service. Actually, every domain has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each particular 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 manages the e-mails for the domain name. As an example, an A record can be and an MX record can be Each time you open a site or send an e-mail, 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. In case you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the email will be forwarded to the correct server. The idea behind employing separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you may have your website hosted by one service provider and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Hosting

With a hosting package from us, you're going to be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains easily by using our advanced Hepsia hosting CP. Editing the default records requires 2 clicks and the creation of a new record requires just a few more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you'll not experience any difficulties. We've got an in depth help section that will make things even easier. If you'd like to change your e-mail provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the standard two, you can pick their priority i.e. which record will handle your e-mails first when somebody sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you are going to have 100 % control of your domain names and subdomains and you'll be able to handle 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 addresses or subdomains is extremely easy if you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are maintained using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which includes a section committed to the DNS records of your domain names. 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. Editing any record is as simple as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters before, you simply won't experience any issues if you want to point your site or e-mails to a different service provider while keeping the second service with our company. If needed, you could also create additional MX records and set a certain priority depending on the instructions of the new provider.