The definition of “hosting” doesn't describe a single service, but a variety of services which provide various functions to a domain address. Having a site and e-mails, for example, are two independent services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so most people consider 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 deals with each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, which specifies where the website for the domain name is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the emails for the domain. As an illustration, an A record can be and an MX record is Every time you open a site 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 directed to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the email will be directed to the correct server. The reasoning behind working with separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you can have your site hosted by one service provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

With a cloud hosting package from our company, you will be able to set up or modify the A and MX records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly by using our advanced Hepsia hosting CP. Changing the default records takes two clicks and the setup of a new record takes just a few more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you won't encounter any problems. We also have a comprehensive help section that makes things even easier. If you'd like to change your e-mail provider and you have to create several MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can choose their priority i.e. which record will manage your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider will tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you'll have 100 % control of your domain addresses and subdomains and you're going to be able to manage their A and MX records easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to see and change the A and MX records for every one of the domains or subdomains that you host within the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to take care of the account, comes with an state-of-the-art, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to change their records with no more than several clicks. If you have to create a new record, it'll be equally easy - pick the domain/subdomain, enter the IP address or mail server record and you're going to be all set. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case you decide to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records besides the two default ones. If you ever encounter any issues, we have a comprehensive Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to create or change any record.