The definition of “hosting” does not describe just one service, but a number of services that provide various functions to a domain address. Having a website and emails, as an example, are two separate services although in the general case they come together, so most people see them as one single service. Actually, every single domain name has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, which specifies where the site 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 address. As an illustration, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. Every time you open a site or send an email, 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. When you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the email will be sent to the correct server. The concept behind working with separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you can have your site hosted by one service provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every shared web hosting plan that we offer you, will enable you to view, modify and create A and MX records for any domain name or subdomain inside your account. From the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to see a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their related records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a few clicks. Setting up new records is equally easy if, for instance, you want to use the e-mail services of another provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. Additionally you can set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. Quite simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. Using our sophisticated tool, you are going to be able to manage the records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly even if you have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our semi-dedicated plans, allows you to see the A and MX records for each of the domain addresses 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 will be listed alphabetically, so editing a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes just a couple of more clicks and in case you experience any difficulties, you can check out our video tutorials on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by people with little or no previous experience, yet advanced enough to provide you with total control over all records and to permit you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are pointing your emails to a different provider and they ask you to set up more than 2 different MX records, you can choose the priority of each one.