The word “hosting” does not describe a single service, but a set of services which offer numerous functions to a domain name. Having a website and emails, for example, are two separate services although in the general case they come together, so a lot of people consider them as one single service. In fact, every single domain has a number 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 defines where the website for the domain address is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the e-mails for the domain address. For instance, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. Every time you open a website or send an email, 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. In case you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the email will then be forwarded to the correct server. The concept behind working with separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you can have your site hosted by one company and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting from our company, you will be able to see, set up and modify any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Assuming that a given Internet domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to change particular records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or e-mails directed to another provider if you want to use only one of our services. Our state-of-the-art tool is going to permit you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain at all. If you decide to use the email services of a different service provider and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do it with simply a couple of clicks within the DNS Records section of your CP. You can also set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our semi-dedicated servers, allows you to see the A and MX records for any of the domains or subdomains in your account and if required, to edit any of them or create new ones. Handling these records is very easy since all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so editing a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes a few more clicks and if you experience any problems, you can check out our instructional videos on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by individuals with no previous experience, yet advanced enough to give you full control over all records and to permit you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're moving your emails to a different company and they ask you to create more than two different MX records, you may choose the priority of each one.