The definition of “hosting” does not describe only one service, but several services that offer various functions to a domain name. Having a website and e-mails, as an illustration, are two separate services though in the general case they come together, so many people see them as one single service. In fact, each 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 defines where the website for the domain address is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the e-mails for the domain address. As an example, an A record would be and an MX record can be Each time you open a site or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a Internet domain has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the e-mail will then be sent to the correct server. The concept behind using separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you may have your website hosted by one provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting

If you have a Linux website hosting package through us, you're going to be able to view, create and change any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. As long as a particular domain name has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to change particular records via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or emails pointed to any other provider if you wish to use only one of our services. Our state-of-the-art tool is going to enable you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain at all. If you choose to use the e-mail services of a different service provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with just a couple of clicks within the DNS Records section of your CP. Also you can set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to see and update the A and MX records for each of the domain addresses or subdomains which you host inside the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to control the account, offers an state-of-the-art, though easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to modify their records with no more than a couple of mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it'll be just as easy - pick the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you'll be all set. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case you choose to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records besides the 2 default ones. If you experience any problems, we have a comprehensive Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or modify any record.