The word “hosting” doesn't describe a single service, but several services that provide a variety of functions to a domain name. Having a website and emails, as an illustration, are two individual services even though in the general case they come together, so most people think of them as one single service. In fact, each and every domain has a couple 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, which identifies where the website for the domain name is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the emails for the domain. As an illustration, an A record is and an MX record is Whenever you open a website 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. If you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the e-mail will then be directed to the correct server. The idea behind employing separate records is that the two services employ 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 Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting from our company, you are going to be able to see, create and modify any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Provided that a specific domain name has our Name Servers, you will be able to change certain records by using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or e-mails directed to any other company if you would like to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool will even enable you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main Internet domain the slightest bit. If you decide to use the e-mail services of another service provider and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do this with simply a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your CP. You may also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for each of your domains or subdomains is incredibly easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan from us. The accounts are managed by using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section committed to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you can click on each of them to see both the A and the MX records. Editing any record is as easy as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even when you have never dealt with such matters before, you will not experience any troubles if you wish to point your website or e-mails to an alternative company while keeping the second service with our company. When necessary, you could also create additional MX records and set a certain priority depending on the recommendations of the new provider.