The word “hosting” does not describe a particular service, but a number of services which provide numerous functions to a domain name. Having a website and emails, as an example, are two independent services although in the general case they come together, so most people consider them as one single service. In fact, every domain name has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, which specifies 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. For instance, an A record is and an MX record can be Every time you open a site or send an email, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain address has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the e-mail will be directed to the correct server. The concept behind employing separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one company and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every Linux shared web hosting plan we offer, will permit you to see, change and create A and MX records for any domain or subdomain in your account. Through the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to see a list of all hosts inside the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Setting up new records is just as easy if, for instance, you would like to use the e-mail services of a different company and they ask you to set up more MX records than the default 2. You can also set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. To put it differently, when your emails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it will contact the next one. With our innovative tool, you will be able to control the records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly even when you have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Accessing and changing the A or MX records for each of your domains or subdomains is incredibly easy if you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from us. The accounts are maintained by using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you may click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Editing any record is as easy as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even if you have never dealt with such matters before, you simply won't encounter any difficulties if you choose to direct your site or emails to a different service provider while keeping the second service with our company. When required, you could also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.