The word “hosting” doesn't describe just one service, but a number of services that offer various functions to a domain. Having a site and e-mails, for instance, are two independent services even though in the general case they come together, so many people think of them as one single service. In fact, every single domain has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, which identifies where the site for the domain name is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the e-mails for the domain. As an example, an A record is and an MX record is Each time you open a website 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 forwarded to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the email will then be sent to the correct server. The idea behind employing separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one provider and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Hosting

With a hosting plan from us, you'll be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains easily through our leading-edge Hepsia hosting CP. Modifying the default records requires 2 clicks and the creation of a new record takes only a couple of more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you won't encounter any issues. We have an in depth help section that'll make things even easier. If you want to switch your email provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the standard two, you may choose their priority i.e. which record is going to handle your e-mails 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 are going to have full control of your domains and subdomains and you are going to be able to handle their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Accessing and changing the A or MX records for any of your domains or subdomains is extremely easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are managed by using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which features a section committed to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you could click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record will be as easy as typing in 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 troubles if you want to point your website or emails to another provider while keeping the second service with our company. When needed, you could also create additional MX records and set a specific priority in accordance with the recommendations of the new provider.