The definition of “hosting” does not describe a particular service, but a variety of services which offer various functions to a domain address. Having a site and e-mails, for example, are two individual services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so most of the people see them as one single service. In reality, each domain name has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, which identifies where the site for the domain name is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the emails for the domain. For example, an A record would be and an MX record is Whenever you open a site 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 forwarded to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the email will be sent to the correct server. The reasoning behind working with 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 Website Hosting

With a website hosting package from us, you will be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains effortlessly using our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Changing the default records will take two clicks and the setup of a new record takes just a couple of more clicks, so even if you have never dealt with such matters, you will not encounter any difficulties. We have a large help section that makes things even easier. If you wish to change your e-mail provider and you have to set up several MX records in addition to the standard 2, you may choose their priority i.e. which record will deal with your emails first when someone sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you'll have complete control over your domain names and subdomains and you are going to be able to handle their A and MX records easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you are going to be able to view and update the A and MX records for each of the domain names or subdomains you host inside the account. The Hepsia CP, which you will get to take care of the account, offers an advanced, although easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to edit their records with no more than a few clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it's going to be equally simple - choose the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you're going to be ready. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case that you want to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to set up additional records aside from the two standard ones. If you encounter any difficulties, you will find a in-depth Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to create or modify any record.