The word “hosting” doesn't describe a single service, but several services which offer different functions to a domain address. Having a website and emails, for example, are two separate services even though in the general case they come together, so most people think of them as one single service. In reality, every domain has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that specifies where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the e-mails for the domain name. For instance, an A record can be and an MX record is Whenever you open a site or send an e-mail, 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 Internet browser request or the email will be directed to the correct server. The idea behind employing separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one provider and the emails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting
If you have a Linux web hosting from us, you'll be able to view, set up and modify any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Assuming that a particular Internet domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to change particular records by using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails pointed to any other provider if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool is going to enable you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain name at all. If you choose to use the email services of another service provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do it with just a couple of mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can even set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one will have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you will be able to see and change the A and MX records for any of the domain addresses or subdomains that you host inside the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage the account, comes with an advanced, although easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to change their records with no more than a few clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it will be equally simple - select the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you will be all set. Additionally, you will be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case that you choose to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to set up additional records apart from the two standard ones. In case you experience any problems, you will find a detailed Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or edit any record.