The word “hosting” doesn't describe one service, but several services that offer various functions to a domain. Having a site and emails, for example, are two individual services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so a lot of people consider them as one single service. In reality, every single 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, which defines where the website for the domain name is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the e-mails for the domain. For instance, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. Whenever you open a website 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 directed to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the email will be directed to the correct server. The idea behind using separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one company and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

With a shared web hosting plan from us, you'll be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains with ease by using our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting CP. Changing the default records will take two clicks and the setup of a new record requires only a few more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you'll not encounter any troubles. We have an extensive help section that will make things even easier. If you want to change your email provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the default two, you can pick their priority i.e. which record is going to deal with your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you're going to have full control over your domain names and subdomains and you'll be able to handle their A and MX records easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with our semi-dedicated servers, allows you to see the A and MX records for any of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if needed, to update any of them or set up new ones. Managing these records is incredibly easy as all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so editing a record is as simple as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes only a few more clicks and in case you experience any issues, you can check out our instructional videos on how to create A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by individuals with little or no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to offer you complete control over all records and to allow you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are switching your emails to a different company and they ask you to create more than 2 different MX records, you may choose the priority of each one.