The term “hosting” doesn't describe a single service, but a number of services which offer numerous functions to a domain name. Having a website and e-mails, for example, are two independent services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so many people see them as one single service. In reality, every domain has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that 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 e-mails for the domain name. For instance, an A record is and an MX record would be Whenever you open a site or send an email, 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 web browser request or the e-mail will be directed to the correct server. The reasoning behind working with separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you can have your website hosted by one company and the e-mails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
With a shared hosting package from our company, you will be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains easily through our sophisticated Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records will take two clicks and the setup of a new record takes only a couple of more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you will not experience any issues. We also have a comprehensive help section that will make things even easier. If you would like to switch your email provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the default 2, you can pick their priority i.e. which record will manage your emails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you're going to have complete control of your domain addresses and subdomains and you are 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 us, you'll be able to see and change the A and MX records for each of the domain names or subdomains you host inside the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to handle the account, offers an state-of-the-art, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to edit their records with no more than a few mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it's going to be equally simple - select the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you're going to be ready. Additionally, you will be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case that you want 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 encounter any problems, we have a in-depth Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to create or modify any record.