The word “hosting” doesn't describe just one service, but a number of services which offer numerous functions to a domain name. Having a website and emails, as an illustration, are two individual services although in the general case they come together, so most people see them as one single service. In reality, every domain name has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each particular service - the former 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 manages the emails for the domain address. For instance, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. Each time 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 e-mail will then be directed to the correct server. The idea behind using separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you may have your website hosted by one company and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting from our company, you're going to be able to see, create and change any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Assuming that a particular domain name has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to modify particular records using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or e-mails pointed to any other company if you want to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool will enable you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address at all. If you choose to use the email services of a different provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do this with only a few clicks in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. Also you can set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you're going to be able to view and change the A and MX records for any of the domain names or subdomains you host within the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to manage the account, comes with an advanced, albeit easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to change their records with no more than several mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it'll be just as easy - choose the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be ready. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case you want to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records apart from the 2 default ones. If you encounter any issues, we've got a comprehensive Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or change any record.