The term “hosting” doesn't describe only one service, but several services that provide various functions to a domain name. Having a website and emails, for example, are two separate services though in the general case they come together, so most of the people see them as one single service. The truth is, every domain has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that identifies where the site for the domain address is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the e-mails for the domain name. For example, an A record can be and an MX record is Every time you open a website or send an email, 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. When you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the email will then be forwarded to the correct server. The concept behind using separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you can have your website hosted by one provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a Linux shared web hosting service through our company, you are going to be able to view, create and modify any A or MX record for your domains. Provided that a given domain has our Name Servers, you'll be able to change specific records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or e-mails pointed to another provider if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our state-of-the-art tool is going to permit you to have a domain name 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 at all. If you choose to use the email services of another company and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do this with only a few clicks within 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

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you're going to be able to see and edit the A and MX records for each of the domain names or subdomains which you host within the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to handle the account, offers an state-of-the-art, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you are going to be able to change their records with no more than a couple of mouse clicks. If you have to create a new record, it will be just as simple - choose the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you'll 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 create additional records other than the two standard ones. If you ever encounter any issues, you will find a in-depth Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or edit any record.