The word “hosting” doesn't describe a single service, but a number of services that provide a variety of functions to a domain address. Having a website and emails, for instance, are two separate services though in the general case they come together, so most of the people consider them as one single service. In fact, each and every domain has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, which defines where the website for the domain name is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the e-mails for the domain name. As an illustration, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Whenever you open a site or send an email, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain name has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the e-mail will be sent to the correct server. The concept behind employing separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you could have your site hosted by one company and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a shared web hosting through us, you're going to be able to view, create and modify any A or MX record for your domains. Provided that a particular Internet domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to modify particular records by using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or e-mails pointed to another service provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool is going to 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 at all. If you want to use the email services of a different service provider and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do it with simply a few 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

Accessing and editing the A or MX records for each of your domain names or subdomains is extremely easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are handled via our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section committed to the DNS records of your domains. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you could 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 though you may have never dealt with such matters before, you won't encounter any issues if you wish to switch your site or emails to another provider while keeping the second service with our company. If needed, you may also create additional MX records and set a specific priority depending on the recommendations of the new provider.