The word “hosting” does not describe a particular service, but a variety of services that offer a variety of functions to a domain address. Having a site and emails, for example, are two separate services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so many people consider them as one single service. In fact, each domain has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, that defines where the website 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 example, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Every time you open a site or send an email, 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. In case you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the e-mail will then be sent to the correct server. The reasoning behind employing separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you may have your site 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'll be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly through our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Changing the default records requires 2 clicks and the creation of a new record requires only a few more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you'll not experience any difficulties. We've got an extensive help section that'll make things even easier. If you wish to change your email provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the standard two, you can pick their priority i.e. which record is going to deal with your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you will have 100 % control of your domain addresses and subdomains and you're 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 Hosting

With the semi-dedicated services which we provide, you will have full control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has from the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and changing any record requires as little as a couple of clicks. If you choose to switch your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can edit the necessary record and point your domain name to the other company for one of the services, as you still continue using the other one through us. Also you can keep the main domain name here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. In case you are modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for each and every one.