The word “hosting” doesn't describe a single service, but a variety of services which offer various functions to a domain address. Having a site and emails, for instance, are two independent services though in the general case they come together, so most people consider 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 particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, that specifies where the site for the domain name is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the emails for the domain name. 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 Internet domain has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the email will be sent to the correct server. The idea behind employing separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one service provider and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every Linux web hosting service which we offer you, allows you to view, change and set up A and MX records for every domain name or subdomain inside your account. Using the DNS Records section, you will be able to see a list of all hosts within the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a few clicks. Setting up new records is equally simple if, for instance, you would like to use the e-mail services of another company and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. You can even set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it will contact the next one. With our advanced tool, you'll be able to handle the records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly even though you may have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for any one of your domain addresses or subdomains is really easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are managed via our in-house built Hepsia CP, which features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you may click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as simple as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you will not encounter any difficulties if you wish to direct your website or emails to some other provider while keeping the second service with our company. When required, you could also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.