The term “hosting” does not describe only one service, but a variety of services which offer a variety of functions to a domain address. Having a website and e-mails, as an example, are two independent services though in the general case they come together, so many people think of them as one single service. In reality, every single domain name 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 deals with the e-mails for the domain name. For instance, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Each time you open a site or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a Internet domain has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the e-mail will be forwarded to the correct server. The idea behind using separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you may have your website hosted by one provider and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

With a shared web hosting package from our company, you will be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly by using our innovative Hepsia hosting CP. Editing the default records takes two clicks and the creation of a new record requires only a couple of more clicks, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters, you won't encounter any troubles. We also have an in depth help section that will make things even easier. If you would like to switch your e-mail provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the standard two, you can pick their priority i.e. which record will deal with your emails first when somebody sends you a message. Normally the new provider will tell you what these values should be. With our shared plans, you are going to have total control of your domains and subdomains and you are going to be able to handle their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you are going to be able to view and edit the A and MX records for each of the domain names or subdomains which you host in the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to handle the account, provides an innovative, albeit easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to edit their records with no more than a few mouse clicks. If you have to create a new record, it will be equally easy - choose the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you'll be ready. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records you create in case you decide to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to set up additional records besides the 2 default ones. If you encounter any troubles, you will find a in-depth Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or change any record.