The definition of “hosting” doesn't describe a particular service, but several services that provide numerous functions to a domain address. Having a website and e-mails, as an illustration, are two individual services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so many people consider them as one single service. In fact, each domain has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, which defines where the site for the domain address is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the e-mails for the domain name. As an illustration, an A record is and an MX record would be Each time you open a website or send an email, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a Internet domain has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the e-mail will then be sent to the correct server. The reasoning behind using separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you may have your website hosted by one service provider and the emails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting
With a website hosting package from us, you are going to be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly through our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Modifying the default records takes two clicks and the creation of a new record takes only a few more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you'll not experience any troubles. We have a comprehensive help section that makes things even easier. If you wish to switch your email provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the standard two, you can select their priority i.e. which record will deal with your emails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you'll have 100 % control of your domain names and subdomains and you'll be able to manage their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you're going to be able to see and update the A and MX records for each of the domains or subdomains which you host inside the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to take care of the account, provides an innovative, although easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to edit their records with no more than a few clicks. If you have to create a new record, it's going to be equally simple - select the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be ready. Additionally, you will be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case that you decide to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records other than the 2 standard ones. In case you experience any problems, we have a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or modify any record.