The definition of “hosting” does not describe a particular service, but a number of services that offer numerous functions to a domain. Having a website and e-mails, for example, are two individual services even though in the general case they come together, so many people consider them as one single service. The truth is, each domain name has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, which specifies 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 is and an MX record can be Each time you open a site or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain 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 email will then be directed to the correct server. The idea behind working with separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you could 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 plan from us, you are going to be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly by using our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting CP. Editing the default records takes two clicks and the creation of a new record takes only a couple of more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you won't encounter any complications. We have a large help section that'll make things even easier. If you'd like to switch your e-mail provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the standard two, you may choose their priority i.e. which record will manage your e-mails first when somebody sends you a message. Normally the new provider will tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you will have full control of your domains and subdomains and you'll be able to handle 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 one of your domains or subdomains is really easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. The accounts are handled using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you can click on any of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record is as easy as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not encounter any issues if you want to switch your website or emails to some other provider while keeping the second service with our company. If necessary, you may also set up additional MX records and set a certain priority in accordance with the instructions of the new provider.