The word “hosting” does not describe a particular service, but several services that offer numerous functions to a domain address. Having a site and e-mails, for example, are two independent services although in the general case they come together, so most people see them as one single service. In reality, each 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, which specifies where the site 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 would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is mx1.domain.com. Each time you open a website 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 web browser request or the email will then be directed to the correct server. The idea behind employing separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you could have your site hosted by one service provider and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

With a cloud web hosting package from us, you're going to be able to set up or change the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains with ease using our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting CP. Editing the default records requires two clicks and the setup of a new record takes just a couple of more clicks, so even if you have never dealt with such matters, you'll not encounter any issues. We've got a large help section that will make things even easier. If you want to switch your email provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the standard two, you can pick their priority i.e. which record will handle your e-mails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually the new provider will tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you're going to have full control of your domain names and subdomains and you'll be able to handle their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for any one of your domain addresses or subdomains is really easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are handled using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you could click on every one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Modifying any record is as simple as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters before, you will not experience any issues if you want to direct your website or e-mails to some other provider while keeping the second service with our company. If necessary, you can also create additional MX records and set a certain priority depending on the recommendations of the new provider.