The word “hosting” doesn't describe one service, but several services that provide various functions to a domain address. Having a site and emails, for instance, are two individual services though in the general case they come together, so most of the people see them as one single service. The truth is, each domain name has a couple 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 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 emails for the domain. As an example, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Every time you open a site 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 forwarded to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the e-mail will then be sent to the correct server. The idea behind using separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one company and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

With a shared hosting package from us, you'll be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains easily using our innovative Hepsia hosting CP. Editing the default records requires two clicks and the creation of a new record requires just a couple of more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you will not experience any complications. We've got a comprehensive help section that'll make things even easier. If you would like to switch your email provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can choose their priority i.e. which record will manage your emails first when somebody sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you're going to have full control over your domain addresses and subdomains and you'll be able to manage their A and MX records easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and changing the A or MX records for any of your domain names or subdomains is really easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. The accounts are managed via our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you may click on any one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record is as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even if you have never dealt with such matters before, you will not encounter any issues if you decide to direct your site or emails to an alternative service provider while keeping the second service with our company. When required, you may also create additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.