The word “hosting” does not describe a particular service, but several services which provide a variety of functions to a domain name. Having a website and emails, for instance, are two individual services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so many people see them as one single service. The truth is, every single domain has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, which identifies where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the e-mails 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 has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the e-mail will be directed to the correct server. The reasoning behind using separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you could have your site hosted by one provider and the emails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting
With a shared web hosting plan from us, you will be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains with ease through our advanced Hepsia hosting CP. Editing the default records will take two clicks and the creation of a new record takes just a couple of more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you'll not experience any difficulties. We've got an in depth help section that will make things even easier. If you would like to change your email provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the standard two, you can pick their priority i.e. which record is going to handle your emails first when somebody sends you a message. Normally the new provider will tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you're going to have complete control over your domain addresses and subdomains and you will be able to manage their A and MX records very easily and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you're going to be able to view and change the A and MX records for each of the domain addresses or subdomains which you host within the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to handle the account, provides an sophisticated, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to edit their records with no more than several mouse clicks. If you have to create a new record, it will be just as easy - choose the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you'll be ready. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case that you want to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records apart from the two standard ones. In case you encounter any problems, you will find a detailed Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or edit any record.