The definition of “hosting” does not describe a particular service, but a number of services that offer numerous functions to a domain name. Having a site and e-mails, for example, are two individual services even though in the general case they come together, so a lot of people consider them as one single service. In reality, each domain name has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, which identifies where the website for the domain is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the emails for the domain name. For example, an A record would be and an MX record is Whenever you open a website 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 browser request or the e-mail will be forwarded to the correct server. The idea behind employing separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you may have your website hosted by one company and the emails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every website hosting plan that we offer you, allows you to see, modify and create A and MX records for every Internet domain or subdomain within your account. Through the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to view a list of all hosts in the account in alphabetical order with their related records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a few clicks. Creating new records is as simple if, for example, you wish to use the e-mail services of another provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. Also you can set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. Quite simply, when your emails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it is going to contact the next one. With our advanced tool, you will be able to manage the records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly even when you have no prior experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Accessing and editing the A or MX records for each of your domain addresses or subdomains is incredibly easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are managed through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which features a section committed to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you could click on any one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record will be as easy as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even when you have never dealt with such matters before, you will not encounter any troubles if you want to point your website or e-mails to another provider while keeping the second service with our company. When needed, you may also create additional MX records and set a specific priority in accordance with the instructions of the new provider.