The term “hosting” doesn't describe just one service, but a number of services that provide various functions to a domain. Having a website and e-mails, as an example, are two separate services though in the general case they come together, so many people consider them as one single service. The truth is, each domain has a number of 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 latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain name. For instance, an A record can 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 domain 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 idea behind employing separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you can have your website hosted by one service provider and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you have a shared website hosting from our company, you will be able to see, create and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. As long as a given domain has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to change particular records using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or e-mails directed to any other company if you would like to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool will even enable you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address at all. If you want to use the e-mail services of another provider and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do it with only a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your CP. You can also set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you're going to be able to view and change the A and MX records for any of the domains or subdomains that you host inside the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to manage the account, comes with an state-of-the-art, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to edit their records with no more than several clicks. If you have to create a new record, it'll be equally simple - 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 which you create in case that you want to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to set up additional records aside from the 2 standard ones. If you encounter any difficulties, we've got a detailed Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to create or modify any record.