The term “hosting” doesn't describe only one service, but a variety of services which offer various functions to a domain name. Having a website and emails, for instance, are two separate services although in the general case they come together, so most people consider them as one single service. Actually, every single domain has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, that identifies where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the e-mails for the domain address. As an example, 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 Internet domain has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the email will be directed to the correct server. The concept behind working with separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you may have your website hosted by one company and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting service from our company, you will be able to view, set up and change any A or MX record for your domain names. Provided that a particular domain name has our Name Servers, you'll be able to modify specific records using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or e-mails directed to any other company if you wish to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool is going to permit you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address the slightest bit. If you decide to use the e-mail services of another company and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do it with only a couple of clicks through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. Also you can set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with our semi-dedicated service, will enable you to see the A and MX records for every one of the domains or subdomains in your account and if necessary, to edit any of them or create new ones. Controlling these records is quite easy since all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so editing a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Creating a new one takes only a few more clicks and in case you experience any troubles, you can check out our educational videos on how to set up A and MX records. Our system is user-friendly enough to be used by individuals with no previous experience, yet advanced enough to provide you with full control of all records and to permit you to have different A records even for and If you're switching your emails to a different provider and they ask you to set up more than 2 different MX records, you can select the priority of each one.