The definition of “hosting” does not describe only one service, but a set of services which offer various functions to a domain address. Having a website and emails, as an example, are two separate services even though in the general case they come together, so most people see them as one single service. In reality, each and every domain name has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, which specifies where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the emails for the domain address. As an illustration, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is mx1.domain.com. Whenever you open a site or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a Internet domain has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the email will then be forwarded to the correct server. The concept behind working with separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you can have your site hosted by one service provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

If you have a Linux shared hosting through our company, you're going to be able to view, create and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. Provided that a given Internet domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to modify certain records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or e-mails directed to any other service provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool will permit you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain at all. If you choose to use the e-mail services of another provider and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do this with just a few mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can also set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you'll be able to see and change the A and MX records for each of the domains or subdomains that you host in the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage the account, comes with an advanced, albeit easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to edit their records with no more than several clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it'll be equally simple - choose the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be ready. Additionally, you will be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case that you want to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records apart from the 2 default ones. In case you encounter any troubles, you will find a comprehensive Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or change any record.