The definition of “hosting” does not describe a single service, but a number of services that offer different functions to a domain name. Having a website and e-mails, for instance, are two separate services even though in the general case they come together, so most of the people see them as one single service. Actually, every domain name has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that defines where the website for the domain name is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the emails for the domain address. For example, an A record can be and an MX record would be Every time 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 directed to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the e-mail will then be sent to the correct server. The reasoning behind working with 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-mail messages by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting
If you have a web hosting plan from us, you'll be able to view, create and change any A or MX record for your domain names. So long as a given domain name has our Name Servers, you will be able to modify certain records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or e-mails pointed to another company if you want to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool will allow 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 at all. If you choose to use the e-mail services of a different provider and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do it with only a few clicks in the DNS Records section of your CP. You may also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one will have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Accessing and editing the A or MX records for any one of your domain names or subdomains is really easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. The accounts are maintained using our in-house built Hepsia CP, which features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you could click on any of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing 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 experience any problems if you want to switch your site or emails to an alternative service provider while keeping the second service with our company. When needed, you may also create additional MX records and set a certain priority depending on the recommendations of the new provider.