The term “hosting” does not describe just one service, but a set of services that offer numerous functions to a domain. Having a site and e-mails, for instance, are two separate services although in the general case they come together, so most of the people think of them as one single service. In fact, every single domain has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that specifies where the website for the domain address is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain address. For instance, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record can be mx1.domain.com. 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 name has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the email will then be forwarded to the correct server. The reasoning behind using separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one company and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every web hosting service we offer you, will permit you to view, change and set up A and MX records for any domain name or subdomain in your account. Using the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to view a list of all hosts within the account from a to z with their related records, so any update won't take you more than a couple of mouse clicks. Creating new records is as simple if, for instance, you would like to use the email services of a different provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. You can also set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your emails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it is going to contact the next one. Through our advanced tool, you will be able to handle the records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly even though you may have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our semi-dedicated service, allows you to see the A and MX records for any of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if necessary, to change any of them or create new ones. Handling these records is incredibly easy because all domains/subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically, so modifying a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes a few more clicks and if 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 moving your emails to a different provider and they ask you to set up more than two different MX records, you can choose the priority of each one.