The definition of “hosting” doesn't describe only one service, but a set of services which offer a variety of functions to a domain name. Having a site and emails, for example, are two independent services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so most people think of them as one single service. In fact, every single domain has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that defines where the website for the domain 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. For instance, an A record can be and an MX record can be Each time you open a website or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a 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 e-mail will be directed to the correct server. The idea behind using separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you could have your site hosted by one company and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you have a shared website hosting service through our company, you're going to be able to see, create and change any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Assuming that a specific domain has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to modify specific records via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or emails pointed to any other service provider if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our state-of-the-art tool will allow you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain at all. If you choose to use the e-mail services of a different company and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with just a couple of clicks within the DNS Records section of your CP. Also you can set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to view and change the A and MX records for every one of the domain names or subdomains you host in the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to take care of the account, offers an sophisticated, although easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to change their records with no more than a couple of mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it will be just as easy - pick the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you'll be all set. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case that you want to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to set up additional records other than the 2 standard ones. In case you encounter any issues, we've got a detailed Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or change any record.