The word “hosting” doesn't describe one service, but a number of services that offer numerous functions to a domain address. Having a site and e-mails, for instance, are two separate services although in the general case they come together, so most people consider them as one single service. The truth is, each and every domain has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that specifies where the site for the domain address is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the emails for the domain. For example, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. 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 directed to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the e-mail will then be forwarded to the correct server. The reasoning behind using separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one service provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Hosting

With a hosting plan from us, you will be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease using our leading-edge Hepsia hosting CP. Changing the default records requires two clicks and the creation of a new record requires just a few more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you will not experience any complications. We have an extensive help section that will make things even easier. If you'd like to change your e-mail provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the default 2, you may choose their priority i.e. which record will handle your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you'll have full control over your domain names and subdomains and you're going to be able to handle their A and MX records easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you are going to be able to view and update the A and MX records for any of the domain addresses or subdomains that you host in the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to control the account, comes with an innovative, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to edit their records with no more than a few clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it's going to be just as simple - select the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you're going to be ready. You will also be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case that you choose to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to set up additional records apart from the 2 default ones. If you ever encounter any troubles, you will find a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or modify any record.