The word “hosting” does not describe a particular service, but a variety of services which provide various functions to a domain. Having a website and e-mails, for instance, are two separate services though in the general case they come together, so most of the people consider them as one single service. The truth is, each and every domain name has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, that identifies where the website for the domain is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the emails for the domain address. As an illustration, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would 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 forwarded to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the e-mail will be sent to the correct server. The concept behind employing separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you can have your site hosted by one provider and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

If you have a Linux shared hosting through our company, you'll be able to view, set up and modify any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Assuming that a particular Internet domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to change particular records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails pointed to another service provider if you wish to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool is going to allow you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain at all. If you decide to use the email services of a different provider and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with simply a few clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You may also set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Accessing and changing the A or MX records for each of your domain addresses or subdomains is really easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are managed via our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you can click on every one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as easy as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even when you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not encounter any difficulties if you want to switch your website or emails to an alternative service provider while keeping the second service with our company. If required, you can also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority in accordance with the instructions of the new provider.