The word “hosting” doesn't describe only one service, but a set of services which provide a variety of functions to a domain address. Having a website and emails, as an illustration, are two separate services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so most of the people see them as one single service. Actually, each and every domain 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, that defines where the website for the domain name is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the emails for the domain name. As an illustration, 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 e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain name has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the email will be directed to the correct server. The concept behind using separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one service provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Hosting

With a hosting package from our company, you are going to be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains with ease via our sophisticated Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Changing the default records takes 2 clicks and the creation of a new record takes just a couple of more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you will not experience any complications. We've got an extensive help section that makes things even easier. If you want to change your email provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the standard 2, you may choose their priority i.e. which record is going to manage your e-mails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you'll have full control of your domains and subdomains and you will be able to manage their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our semi-dedicated servers, will permit you to see the A and MX records for each of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if necessary, to change any of them or set up new ones. Handling these records is very easy because 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. Creating a new one takes just a couple of more clicks and in case you experience any troubles, you can check out our educational videos on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by individuals with little or no previous experience, yet advanced enough to give you full control over all records and to allow you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're switching your e-mails to a different service provider and they ask you to create more than 2 different MX records, you can choose the priority of each one.