The term “hosting” does not describe only one service, but a set of services which provide a variety of functions to a domain. Having a website and e-mails, for instance, are two independent services though in the general case they come together, so a lot of people consider them as one single service. In fact, each and every domain has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, that defines where the site for the domain name is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the emails for the domain address. As an illustration, an A record can be and an MX record can be Every time you open a website or send an email, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain name has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the e-mail will be forwarded to the correct server. The idea behind using separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you can have your website hosted by one company and the emails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every cloud web hosting which we offer you, will allow you to view, modify and set up A and MX records for every domain or subdomain in your account. Through the DNS Records section, you'll be able to see a list of all hosts in the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update will not take you more than a couple of clicks. Setting up new records is as easy if, as an example, you want to use the email services of a different service provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. You can also set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. In other words, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it is going to contact the next one. Through our innovative tool, you're going to be able to handle the records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly even when you have no previous experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With the semi-dedicated servers that we provide, you'll have full control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each one of them has through the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and modifying any record takes simply a few mouse clicks. If you decide to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can change the necessary record and point your domain address to the other company for one of the services, as you still keep using the other one through us. Also you can keep the main domain address here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you are modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for each and every one.