The word “hosting” does not describe one service, but a variety of services that offer numerous functions to a domain name. Having a site and e-mails, as an example, are two separate services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so many people see them as one single service. In reality, each 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 name is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain name. For example, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Every time you open a site or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain name has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the e-mail will be forwarded to the correct server. The idea behind working with separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one company and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every website hosting which we offer you, will allow you to view, change and create A and MX records for every Internet domain or subdomain inside your account. Using the DNS Records section, you are going to be able to see a list of all hosts within the account from a to z with their corresponding records, so any update isn't going to take you more than a few mouse clicks. Setting up new records is just as easy if, as an example, you want to use the e-mail services of a different service provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. You may also set the priority for each MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it will contact the next one. Through our advanced tool, you are going to be able to manage the records of your domain addresses and subdomains easily even if you have no previous experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you are going to be able to see and update the A and MX records for any of the domain names or subdomains that you host inside the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to control the account, provides an advanced, although easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to change their records with no more than a couple of clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it's going to be just as simple - pick the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you will be all set. 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 e-mail provider and they ask you to set up additional records besides the two default ones. In case you encounter any troubles, we have a detailed Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or change any record.