The definition of “hosting” doesn't describe just one service, but a set of services which offer a variety of functions to a domain address. Having a website and e-mails, for example, are two independent services though in the general case they come together, so a lot of people think of them as one single service. In reality, each domain name has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, which identifies where the site for the domain name is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the e-mails for the domain name. As an illustration, an A record can be and an MX record is Every time you open a website or send an email, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain address has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the e-mail will then be forwarded to the correct server. The reasoning behind employing separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one provider and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a Linux cloud web hosting package through us, you'll be able to view, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. Provided that a specific domain name has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to modify particular records by using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or emails directed to another service provider if you would like to use only one of our services. Our state-of-the-art tool is going to allow you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain the slightest bit. If you choose to use the e-mail services of another company and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do it with just a few clicks in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can also 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 purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to view and update the A and MX records for every one of the domain addresses or subdomains that you host inside the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to control the account, offers an innovative, though easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to modify their records with no more than a few mouse clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it's going to be just as easy - select the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you will be all set. Additionally, you will 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 apart from the 2 standard ones. In case you encounter 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.