The term “hosting” does not describe one service, but several services which offer numerous functions to a domain. Having a site and e-mails, as an example, are two separate services even though in the general case they come together, so most of the people consider them as one single service. Actually, each and every domain has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, that specifies where the site 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 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 forwarded to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the email will be forwarded to the correct server. The concept 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

With a shared website hosting package from us, you're going to be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly using our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Modifying the default records will take 2 clicks and the creation of a new record requires just a couple of more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you'll not experience any complications. We've got a comprehensive help section that'll make things even easier. If you wish to change your e-mail provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can select their priority i.e. which record will manage your emails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you are going to have total control of your domain addresses and subdomains and you'll be able to handle their A and MX records very easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our semi-dedicated hosting services, allows you to view the A and MX records for each of the domains or subdomains in your account and if necessary, to change any of them or create new ones. Controlling these records is very easy as all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so updating a record is as simple as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes a few more clicks and in case you experience any issues, you can check out our video tutorials on how to create A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by people with no previous experience, yet advanced 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 pointing your e-mails to a different company and they ask you to create more than 2 different MX records, you may choose the priority of each one.