The term “hosting” doesn't describe only one service, but several services that offer various functions to a domain name. Having a site and emails, for instance, are two individual services though in the general case they come together, so many people see them as one single service. In reality, each and every domain has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, that identifies where the site for the domain address is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the e-mails for the domain address. As an example, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. Whenever you open a website or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain address has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the e-mail will then 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 provider and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you have a Linux shared website hosting service through our company, you'll be able to see, create and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. As long as a specific domain name has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to modify certain records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or e-mails pointed to any other provider if you wish to use only one of our services. Our advanced 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 in any way. If you want to use the e-mail services of another provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with only a few mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can even set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the semi-dedicated servers which we provide, you'll have full control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains that you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each of them has via the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and modifying any record requires just a few mouse clicks. If you decide to switch your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can update the required record and direct your domain address to the other service provider for one of the services, while you still carry on using the other one through us. Also you can keep the main domain address here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. When you're modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard 2 that we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for each and every one.