The word “hosting” does not describe only one service, but a variety of services which provide various functions to a domain name. Having a website and emails, for instance, are two independent services even though in the general case they come together, so many people think of them as one single service. Actually, each domain name has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, which specifies where the website for the domain address is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain name. For example, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Every time you open a website or send an email, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain 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 directed to the correct server. The reasoning 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 Shared Website Hosting

With a shared website hosting plan from us, you are going to be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly using our sophisticated Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Changing the default records will take two clicks and the creation of a new record requires just a few more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you'll not experience any troubles. We also have a comprehensive help section that makes things even easier. If you'd like to change your e-mail provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the default 2, you may choose their priority i.e. which record will manage your e-mails first when somebody sends you a message. Normally the new provider is going to tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you will have total control of your domains and subdomains and you're going to be able to handle their A and MX records very easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our semi-dedicated hosting plans, will enable you to see the A and MX records for every one of the domain names or subdomains in your account and if required, to update any of them or create new ones. Controlling these records is quite easy since all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so editing a record is as simple as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes just a few more clicks and in case you experience any difficulties, you can check out our instructional videos on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by individuals with no previous experience, yet advanced enough to give you complete control over all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are moving your e-mails to a different company and they ask you to create more than two different MX records, you may choose the priority of each one.