The definition of “hosting” does not describe a particular service, but several services which provide a variety of functions to a domain address. Having a website and e-mails, as an illustration, are two separate services although in the general case they come together, so most of the people consider them as one single service. Actually, every single domain 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, that defines 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. For example, an A record is and an MX record can be Whenever you open a site or send an e-mail, 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 e-mail will be directed to the correct server. The concept behind using separate records is that the two services use 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 Cloud Hosting

If you have a Linux cloud hosting service through our company, you are going to be able to view, set up and change any A or MX record for your domains. As long as a particular Internet domain has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to change particular records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or emails directed to another service provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool will even allow 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 name in any way. If you choose to use the e-mail services of a different provider and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do it with simply a couple of clicks through the DNS Records section of your CP. You can even set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and changing the A or MX records for any of your domain addresses or subdomains is extremely easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. The accounts are maintained using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section dedicated 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. Changing any record is as simple as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you will not experience any difficulties if you decide to direct your website or emails to an alternative service provider while keeping the second service with our company. If necessary, you could also create additional MX records and set a certain priority in accordance with the instructions of the new provider.