The definition of “hosting” does not describe just one service, but a set of services that offer different functions to a domain name. Having a website and emails, for instance, are two independent services although in the general case they come together, so most of the people consider them as one single service. In fact, every single domain has a couple 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 defines where the website 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 address. As an illustration, an A record is and an MX record is Each time you open a website or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain address 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 be forwarded to the correct server. The concept behind working with separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you can have your site hosted by one company and the emails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting
With a cloud 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 using our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records requires two clicks and the creation of a new record takes only a couple of more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you'll not encounter any troubles. We also have an extensive help section that'll make things even easier. If you'd like to change your e-mail provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the standard two, you can select their priority i.e. which record is going to manage your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider will tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you'll have total control over your domains and subdomains and you'll be able to manage their A and MX records easily and at any time.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you are going to be able to see and edit the A and MX records for any one of the domains or subdomains that you host inside the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to manage the account, offers an sophisticated, though easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to change their records with no more than several mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it will be equally easy - choose the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be ready. You will also be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case that you decide to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to set up additional records other than the 2 standard ones. If you ever encounter any troubles, you will find a in-depth Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or modify any record.