The word “hosting” doesn't describe just one service, but a number of services which offer numerous functions to a domain address. Having a website and e-mails, as an illustration, are two independent services although in the general case they come together, so a lot of people see them as one single service. The truth is, every single domain 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 defines where the site for the domain name is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the e-mails for the domain name. As an illustration, an A record is and an MX record can be Each time you open a website or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a Internet domain has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the e-mail will be directed to the correct server. The reasoning 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 e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every cloud hosting which we offer, allows you to view, change and create A and MX records for any domain or subdomain in your account. From the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to see a list of all hosts inside the account in alphabetical order with their related records, so any update won't take you more than a couple of clicks. Setting up new records is just as easy if, as an example, you would like to use the email services of a different company and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. You may also set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. In other words, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it is going to contact the next one. With our sophisticated tool, you're going to be able to manage 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

Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for each of your domain addresses or subdomains is incredibly easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are maintained using our in-house built Hepsia CP, which includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you can click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Editing any record will be 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 will not experience any problems if you wish to move your site or e-mails to some other service provider while keeping the second service with our company. When required, you may also create additional MX records and set a certain priority based on the instructions of the new provider.