The definition of “hosting” does not describe just one service, but a variety of services which offer various functions to a domain name. Having a website and emails, for instance, are two individual services even though in the general case they come together, so most of the people think of them as one single service. Actually, every domain name has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, which defines where the website for the domain is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the emails for the domain address. For example, an A record is and an MX record can be Every time 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 forwarded to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the email will be forwarded to the correct server. The idea behind employing separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you may have your website hosted by one company and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Hosting

If you have a Linux hosting package through us, you will be able to see, set up and change any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Assuming that a given domain name has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to change specific records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or e-mails directed to any other provider if you wish to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool will enable you to have a domain address 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 at all. If you decide to use the email services of a different service provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with only a couple of clicks through the DNS Records section of your CP. Also you can set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for each of your domains or subdomains is very easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. The accounts are handled via our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section committed to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you may click on every one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record will be 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 won't encounter any difficulties if you choose to direct your website or e-mails to a different company while keeping the second service with our company. If required, you may also create additional MX records and set a specific priority depending on the instructions of the new provider.