The word “hosting” does not describe only one service, but a number of services that provide various functions to a domain address. Having a site and e-mails, for example, are two individual services although in the general case they come together, so many people consider them as one single service. In fact, each and every domain name has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that identifies where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the e-mails for the domain. As an example, an A record would 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 directed to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the email will be forwarded to the correct server. The concept behind working with separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one service provider and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared web hosting plan which we offer you, will allow you to see, change and set up A and MX records for each domain 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 in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update won't take you more than a few mouse clicks. Setting up new records is just as easy if, for instance, you wish to use the e-mail services of another service 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. To put it differently, when your emails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it's going to contact the next one. Through our advanced tool, you are going to be able to handle the records of your domain names and subdomains with ease even though you may have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for any of your domain names or subdomains is really easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are managed by using our in-house built Hepsia CP, which has a section committed to the DNS records of your domains. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you may click on any one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as simple as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters before, you simply won't experience any troubles if you decide to point your website or e-mails to an alternative company while keeping the second service with our company. When required, you can also create additional MX records and set a certain priority in accordance with the recommendations of the new provider.