The definition of “hosting” doesn't describe only one service, but a number of services that provide different functions to a domain address. Having a site and e-mails, as an illustration, are two separate services even though in the general case they come together, so most of the people think of them as one single service. In reality, every single domain has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, which defines where the site for the domain name is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the e-mails for the domain name. For example, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. Each time you open a website 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 forwarded to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the email will be forwarded to the correct server. The concept behind using separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one company and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

With a shared website hosting package from us, you'll be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains easily through our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Editing the default records takes 2 clicks and the setup of a new record takes only a couple of more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you will not experience any problems. We also have an extensive help section that makes things even easier. If you wish to change your e-mail provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can select their priority i.e. which record is going to manage your emails first when somebody sends you a message. Normally the new provider will tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you are going to have 100 % control over your domain addresses 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

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will enable you to see the A and MX records for any of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if needed, to edit any of them or set up new ones. Managing these records is very easy since all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so modifying a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes just a few more clicks and if you experience any troubles, you can check out our video tutorials on how to create A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by people with little or no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to provide you with full control over all records and to enable 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 two different MX records, you can choose the priority of each one.