The term “hosting” doesn't describe one service, but several services that offer different functions to a domain name. Having a site and e-mails, as an example, are two separate services although in the general case they come together, so most people see them as one single service. Actually, each and every domain name has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that 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 emails for the domain name. As an illustration, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is 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. When you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the email will be forwarded to the correct server. The concept behind employing separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one company and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting package through us, you're going to be able to see, set up and change any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Assuming that a specific domain has our Name Servers, you'll be able to change specific records by using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails pointed to any other company if you want to use only one of our services. Our state-of-the-art tool will even allow you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address the slightest bit. If you decide to use the e-mail services of a different service provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do it with only a couple of clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. Also you can set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With the semi-dedicated hosting packages which we offer, you are going to have 100 % control over the records of all domains and subdomains that you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each of them has through the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and changing any record requires just a couple of mouse clicks. If you decide to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can edit the required record and direct your domain to the other company for one of the services, as you still continue using the other one through us. You can also keep the main domain address here, while you edit the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you're modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for every single one.