The definition of “hosting” doesn't describe only one service, but a number of services that provide a variety of functions to a domain. Having a site and e-mails, as an example, are two separate services even though in the general case they come together, so many people consider them as one single service. Actually, each domain has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, which specifies where the site for the domain name is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain address. For example, an A record would be and an MX record would be 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 has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the email will be directed to the correct server. The idea behind working with separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one service provider and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

If you have a Linux shared hosting from us, you'll be able to view, create and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. So long as a given domain name has our Name Servers, you'll be able to change specific records by using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or emails pointed to another company if you want to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool is going to enable you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain in any way. If you decide to use the email services of another provider and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do that with simply a couple of clicks in the DNS Records section of your CP. Also you can set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, will enable you to see the A and MX records for any of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if required, to update any of them or create new ones. Managing these records is very easy since 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 just a few more clicks and in case you experience any issues, you can check out our video tutorials on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by individuals with no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to offer you complete control of all records and to permit you to have different A records even for and If you are moving your e-mails to a different company and they ask you to set up more than two different MX records, you may choose the priority of each one.