The definition of “hosting” does not describe only one service, but a number of services which offer different functions to a domain address. Having a website and emails, as an example, are two separate services even though in the general case they come together, so most people consider them as one single service. In reality, every single domain has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, which specifies where the website for the domain name is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the emails for the domain. For instance, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Every time you open a website 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 directed 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 reasoning behind employing separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you can have your site hosted by one service provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

With a shared hosting package from us, you're going to be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly via our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records will take 2 clicks and the setup of a new record takes just a couple of more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you won't encounter any troubles. We have a large help section that will make things even easier. If you would like to change your email provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the standard two, you may choose their priority i.e. which record will handle your emails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you will have complete control over your domain addresses and subdomains and you're going to be able to manage their A and MX records easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you'll be able to see and change the A and MX records for any of the domain addresses or subdomains which you host inside the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to handle the account, provides an innovative, though easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to edit their records with no more than several clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it will be just as easy - select the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you'll be ready. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case you decide to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records aside from the 2 default ones. If you ever encounter any problems, you will find a comprehensive Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or change any record.