The definition of “hosting” does not describe one service, but a set of services which provide different functions to a domain. Having a website and emails, for instance, are two independent services even though in the general case they come together, so a lot of people think of them as one single service. Actually, each and every domain has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each particular service - the first one 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 deals with the emails for the domain address. As an illustration, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Each time you open a website or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain name 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 be sent to the correct server. The concept behind using separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one service provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Hosting

With a hosting plan from our company, you'll be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly by using our innovative Hepsia hosting CP. Changing the default records requires two clicks and the creation of a new record requires only a couple of more clicks, so even if you have never dealt with such matters, you will not encounter any difficulties. We also have an in depth help section that makes things even easier. If you wish to change your email provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can select their priority i.e. which record is going to handle your emails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you're going to have total control of your domain names and subdomains and you are going to be able to manage their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for each of your domain addresses or subdomains is incredibly easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from us. The accounts are handled via our in-house built Hepsia CP, which features a section committed to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you could click on every one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record is as easy as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you simply won't encounter any issues if you wish to switch your site or emails to an alternative company while keeping the second service with our company. When needed, you can also create additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the instructions of the new provider.