The definition of “hosting” doesn't describe a single service, but a number of services which provide a variety of functions to a domain. Having a site and e-mails, for instance, are two individual services although 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 former is a numeric IP address, which defines where the website for the domain is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain. For example, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. Each time you open a website or send an email, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain address has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the email will then be directed to the correct server. The reasoning behind using separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you may have your website hosted by one company and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every hosting plan that we offer you, allows you to view, modify and set up A and MX records for each domain name or subdomain within your account. Through the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to see a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update is not going to take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Creating new records is as simple if, for example, you want 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 MX record by setting different latency. Quite simply, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it will contact the next one. With our state-of-the-art tool, you're going to be able to manage the records of your domains and subdomains with ease even though you may have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Accessing and changing the A or MX records for any one of your domain names or subdomains is incredibly easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are managed by using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you can click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record will be as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not encounter any problems if you choose to point your site or emails to an alternative company while keeping the second service with our company. If needed, you could also set up additional MX records and set a certain priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.