The word “hosting” doesn't describe a particular service, but a number of services which provide a variety of functions to a domain. Having a site and emails, as an example, are two separate services though in the general case they come together, so most people consider them as one single service. The truth is, every single domain name 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, which defines where the site for the domain name is loaded from, while the latter 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 would be Whenever you open a site 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. If you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the e-mail will then be directed to the correct server. The idea behind using separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you can have your website hosted by one service provider and the e-mail messages by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, that comes with each and every hosting plan that we offer, allows you to see, change and create A and MX records for every domain or subdomain within your account. Using the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to see a list of all hosts inside the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a few clicks. Creating new records is just as simple if, as an illustration, you would like to use the e-mail services of a different provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default 2. You can also set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. In other words, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it is going to contact the next one. Using our state-of-the-art tool, you are going to be able to handle the records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly even when you have no previous experience with such matters.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to view and change the A and MX records for each of the domains or subdomains which you host in the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to take care of the account, provides an sophisticated, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to change their records with no more than a couple of clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it's going to be equally easy - choose the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you are going to be ready. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case that you decide to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records apart from the 2 default ones. If you experience any troubles, you will find a in-depth Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to create or modify any record.