The word “hosting” doesn't describe only one service, but a variety of services which provide a variety of functions to a domain address. Having a site and emails, as an illustration, are two separate services though in the general case they come together, so most of the people consider them as one single service. In reality, every single domain name has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, which identifies where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the emails for the domain. For instance, an A record is and an MX record would be Whenever you open a site 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. If you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the email will then be directed to the correct server. The reasoning behind using separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you may have your website hosted by one provider and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

With a shared website hosting package from our company, you'll be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly by using our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Modifying the default records requires 2 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 encounter any complications. We've got an extensive help section that makes things even easier. If you'd like to change your e-mail provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the standard two, you can pick their priority i.e. which record will deal with your e-mails first when somebody sends you a message. Normally the new provider will tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you're going to have total control over your domain names and subdomains and you're going to be able to manage their A and MX records very easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you are going to be able to view and edit the A and MX records for every one of the domain names or subdomains you host inside the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to control the account, comes with an advanced, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to modify their records with no more than a few mouse clicks. If you have to create a new record, it'll be equally easy - pick the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be ready. You will also 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 set up additional records besides the two standard ones. If you ever experience any problems, we have a comprehensive Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to create or change any record.