The word “hosting” does not describe a particular service, but several services which offer a variety of functions to a domain name. Having a site and e-mails, for example, are two independent services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so most of the people consider them as one single service. In fact, every domain has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, that identifies 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 address. As an illustration, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. Whenever you open a website or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain name has and the traffic/message is first directed 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 idea behind using separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you can have your website hosted by one provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every cloud hosting which we offer, allows you to view, modify and set up A and MX records for any domain name or subdomain within your account. Using the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to view a list of all hosts in the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update won't take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Setting up new records is just as simple if, for instance, you would like to use the email services of another company and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. You may also set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. In other words, 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. Using our innovative tool, you are going to be able to control the records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly even if you have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and editing the A or MX records for any of your domains or subdomains is very easy if you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through us. The accounts are handled by using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section committed to the DNS records of your domain names. 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. Modifying 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'll not experience any issues if you wish to switch your site or e-mails to a different provider while keeping the second service with our company. When needed, you can also create additional MX records and set a certain priority in accordance with the recommendations of the new provider.