The definition of “hosting” does not describe a particular service, but several services that provide various functions to a domain. Having a site and e-mails, for example, are two individual services even though in the general case they come together, so most of the people consider them as one single service. Actually, every domain has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, that identifies where the website for the domain address is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain address. For example, an A record can be and an MX record can be Each time you open a website or send an email, 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. When you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the email will be directed to the correct server. The concept behind working with separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one service provider and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting

If you have a Linux website hosting through our company, you'll be able to view, create and change any A or MX record for your domain names. Provided that a particular Internet domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to change certain records using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or emails pointed to any other provider if you want to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool will even enable you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain name in any way. If you choose to use the e-mail services of a different provider and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do this with just a few clicks through the DNS Records section of your CP. You may also set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for any of your domain addresses or subdomains is extremely easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan from us. The accounts are maintained via our in-house built Hepsia CP, which includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains. The latter is going to 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 even though you may have never dealt with such matters before, you won't experience any issues if you want to switch your site or emails to another company while keeping the second service with our company. When necessary, you can also create additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the recommendations of the new provider.