The word “hosting” doesn't describe a particular service, but a set of services that provide different functions to a domain name. Having a website and emails, as an illustration, are two separate services although in the general case they come together, so a lot of people consider them as one single service. Actually, every single domain has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, which specifies where the website 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 address. For example, an A record can be and an MX record would be Each time you open a website 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 directed to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the email will then be sent to the correct server. The reasoning behind working with separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one provider and the emails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every Linux website hosting that we provide, will enable you to view, change and set up A and MX records for each domain or subdomain in your account. Using the DNS Records section, you will be able to see a list of all hosts inside the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update won't take you more than a few clicks. Creating new records is as simple if, for example, you want to use the e-mail services of another service provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. You can even set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. In other words, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it is going to contact the next one. Using our state-of-the-art tool, you will be able to manage the records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly even though you may have no prior experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for any of your domain names or subdomains is extremely easy if you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are handled by using our in-house built Hepsia CP, which features a section committed to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you can click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as easy as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even if you have never dealt with such matters before, you will not experience any difficulties if you want to point your website or e-mails to a different provider while keeping the second service with our company. When required, you could also set up additional MX records and set a certain priority depending on the instructions of the new provider.