The word “hosting” does not describe one service, but a set of services that provide various functions to a domain. Having a website and emails, for instance, are two separate services though in the general case they come together, so most people think of them as one single service. In reality, every domain has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that identifies where the website for the domain address is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the emails for the domain address. As an example, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is 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 domain address has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the email will then be forwarded 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 service provider and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

With a shared web hosting package from our company, you are going to be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly using our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting CP. Changing the default records will take 2 clicks and the setup of a new record takes just a few more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you won't encounter any troubles. We have a comprehensive help section that will make things even easier. If you'd like to switch your e-mail provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the default 2, you can select their priority i.e. which record will handle your e-mails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you will have complete control over your domain addresses 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

With the Linux semi-dedicated hosting services we provide, you'll have complete control over the records of all domain names and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each of them has using the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and editing any record requires only a couple of clicks. If you decide to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can change the required record and point your domain name to the other company for one of the services, while you still carry on using the other one through us. You can also keep the main domain address here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you're editing 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 every one.