The term “hosting” doesn't describe only one service, but a set of services which provide different functions to a domain name. Having a website and e-mails, as an example, are two separate services although in the general case they come together, so most people think of them as one single service. Actually, each and every domain name has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, that defines where the website for the domain is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the e-mails for the domain. As an illustration, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is mx1.domain.com. Each time you open a site 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. In case you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the email will be directed to the correct server. The idea behind working with separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one company and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

With a shared hosting package from us, you'll be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease via our sophisticated Hepsia hosting CP. Changing the default records will take 2 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 encounter any troubles. We also have an in depth help section that makes things even easier. If you'd like to change your e-mail provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can pick their priority i.e. which record is going to manage your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you'll have total control of your domain names and subdomains and you'll be able to handle their A and MX records very easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and changing the A or MX records for each of your domain names or subdomains is very easy if you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from us. The accounts are maintained using our in-house built Hepsia CP, which includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you may click on every one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record is as easy as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even if you have never dealt with such matters before, you will not experience any difficulties if you decide to point your website or emails to a different provider while keeping the second service with our company. When required, you can also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority depending on the instructions of the new provider.