The term “hosting” doesn't describe a single service, but several services that provide a variety of functions to a domain name. Having a site and emails, for instance, are two individual services though in the general case they come together, so most people think of them as one single service. In fact, every domain name has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, which specifies where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the e-mails for the domain. For example, an A record can 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 Internet domain has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the email will be sent to the correct server. The concept behind working with separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you can have your website hosted by one service provider and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have a Linux cloud website hosting plan from our company, you'll be able to see, set up and change any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. So long as a particular Internet domain has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to modify certain records by using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or e-mails directed to another company if you wish to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool will 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 the slightest bit. If you want to use the e-mail services of a different provider and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do it with simply a couple of mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can even 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

Accessing and changing the A or MX records for each of your domains or subdomains is incredibly easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from us. The accounts are maintained using our in-house built Hepsia CP, which features a section committed to the DNS records of your domains. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you could click on any of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as simple as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not encounter any problems if you wish to direct your website or e-mails to some other provider while keeping the second service with our company. If needed, you may also set up additional MX records and set a certain priority in accordance with the recommendations of the new provider.