The word “hosting” does not describe one service, but several services which provide 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 most of the people see them as one single service. Actually, each domain name has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, which specifies where the website for the domain is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the e-mails for the domain address. For example, an A record is and an MX record can be Whenever you open a site or send an email, 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 then be directed to the correct server. The concept behind using separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you can have your website hosted by one provider and the emails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting
If you have a shared website hosting plan from us, you will be able to view, create and change any A or MX record for your domains. Assuming that a specific Internet domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to change certain records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or e-mails pointed to another service provider if you want to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool will enable you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain in any way. If you choose to use the email services of another service provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do this with just a couple of mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You may also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to view and update the A and MX records for any of the domains or subdomains you host within the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to handle the account, comes with an sophisticated, though easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to change their records with no more than a few clicks. If you have to create a new record, it's going to be equally easy - choose the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you're going to be ready. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case that you choose to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to set up additional records apart from the two standard ones. In case you encounter any problems, we have a detailed Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or edit any record.