The definition of “hosting” does not describe only one service, but a variety of services which offer various functions to a domain address. Having a site and emails, as an illustration, are two individual services even though in the general case they come together, so most people consider them as one single service. Actually, each 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, that identifies where the website for the domain is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain. As an illustration, an A record would be and an MX record can be Each time you open a website 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 forwarded to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the e-mail will then be directed to the correct server. The concept behind using separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one service provider and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting

With a cloud website hosting package from our company, you are going to be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains with ease via our sophisticated Hepsia hosting CP. Modifying the default records requires two clicks and the setup of a new record requires just a couple of more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you will not experience any difficulties. We also have a comprehensive help section that will make things even easier. If you wish to change your e-mail provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the default two, you can select their priority i.e. which record is going to manage your e-mails first when somebody sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you're going to have total control of your domain names and subdomains and you'll be able to manage their A and MX records easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to see and update the A and MX records for every one of the domain addresses or subdomains you host inside the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to control the account, provides an innovative, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to change their records with no more than several clicks. If you have to create a new record, it's going to be just as simple - choose the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you will be ready. You'll also 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 set up additional records other than the two default ones. If you experience any troubles, you will find a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or modify any record.