The term “hosting” does not describe just one service, but a variety of services that provide a variety of functions to a domain. Having a website and e-mails, for example, are two independent services although in the general case they come together, so a lot of people think of them as one single service. In fact, every domain name has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that defines where the website for the domain name is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain name. For instance, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is mx1.domain.com. Every time you open a site 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. In case you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the email will then be sent to the correct server. The concept behind using separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one company and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting

With a web hosting plan from our company, you'll be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domains and subdomains effortlessly using our leading-edge Hepsia hosting CP. Editing the default records will take 2 clicks and the creation of a new record requires only a few more clicks, so in case you have never dealt with such matters, you'll not experience any problems. We have a comprehensive help section that makes things even easier. If you want to change your email provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the standard two, 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 complete control over your domains and subdomains and you are going to be able to manage their A and MX records effortlessly and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our semi-dedicated plans, will allow you to view the A and MX records for every one of the domains or subdomains in your account and if required, to change any of them or create new ones. Managing these records is incredibly easy since all domains/subdomains are going to 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 issues, you can check out our educational videos on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by people with little or no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to give you total control over all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you are pointing your e-mails to a different provider and they ask you to create more than two different MX records, you may choose the priority of each one.