The term “hosting” does not describe a single service, but a number of services which provide a variety of functions to a domain. Having a website and e-mails, as an illustration, are two individual services even though in the general case they come together, so a lot of people consider them as one single service. In fact, every domain name has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that identifies where the site 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 address. For instance, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. Each time you open a site 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 directed to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the email will then be sent 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 site hosted by one provider and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, that comes with each and every Linux shared web hosting package which we offer, allows you to see, modify and create A and MX records for any domain name or subdomain within your account. Through the DNS Records section, you will be able to see a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their related records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a couple of clicks. Setting up new records is just as simple if, for example, you want to use the email services of another service provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. You can even set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. With our advanced tool, you'll be able to handle the records of your domain names and subdomains with ease even when you have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you're going to be able to see and update the A and MX records for any one of the domain names or subdomains which you host in the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to take care of the account, comes with an sophisticated, although easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to modify their records with no more than a few clicks. If you have to create a new record, it'll be equally easy - select the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you're going to be ready. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case that you decide to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records besides the 2 default ones. In case you experience any troubles, you will find a detailed Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or modify any record.