The term “hosting” does not describe a single service, but several services that offer different functions to a domain. Having a site and emails, as an example, are two individual services although in the general case they come together, so many people think of them as one single service. In fact, 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 defines where the website for the domain address is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the emails for the domain. For example, an A record would be and an MX record can be Whenever you open a website 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 directed to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the email will then be forwarded to the correct server. The idea behind working with separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one provider and the e-mails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting from us, you're going to be able to view, create and modify any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Provided that a specific domain name has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to modify specific records using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or e-mails directed to another service provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool is going to permit you to have a domain address 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 address the slightest bit. If you want to use the e-mail services of another service provider and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do that with just a couple of mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your CP. You may also set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one will have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Accessing and changing the A or MX records for any one of your domains or subdomains is extremely easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are handled through our in-house built Hepsia CP, which has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you can click on every one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Editing any record is as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you will not experience any issues if you wish to direct your site or emails to a different company while keeping the second service with our company. When necessary, you could also set up additional MX records and set a certain priority depending on the recommendations of the new provider.