The word “hosting” doesn't describe only one service, but a variety of services which offer a variety of functions to a domain. Having a site and emails, for example, are two independent services though in the general case they come together, so a lot of people think of them as one single service. In fact, every domain name has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, which identifies where the website for the domain name is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the e-mails for the domain. As an example, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is mx1.domain.com. Whenever 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 forwarded to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the e-mail will be forwarded to the correct server. The idea behind working with separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you may have your website hosted by one company and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every shared website hosting plan we offer, will allow you to view, modify and create A and MX records for any Internet domain or subdomain inside your account. From the DNS Records section, you'll be able to view a list of all hosts within the account from a to z with their related records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a few mouse clicks. Creating new records is as simple if, for instance, you wish to use the e-mail services of another company and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default two. You can even set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it is going to contact the next one. With our innovative tool, you're going to be able to manage the records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease even if you have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you're going to be able to view and change the A and MX records for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains which you host inside the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to handle the account, provides an advanced, although easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to change their records with no more than a few clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it'll be just as simple - choose the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you're going to be ready. Additionally, you will be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case you decide to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records apart from the 2 default ones. If you encounter any difficulties, we've got a comprehensive Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or modify any record.