The definition of “hosting” does not describe a particular service, but a number of services that provide different functions to a domain. Having a site and e-mails, for example, are two separate services even though in the general case they come together, so most people consider them as one single service. Actually, each and every domain name has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, that specifies where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the emails for the domain name. For example, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Each time you open a website 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 then be sent to the correct server. The concept behind working with separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one company and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, that comes with each and every cloud hosting plan we offer, will allow you to view, change and create A and MX records for every domain name or subdomain inside your account. Through the DNS Records section, you're going to be able to see a list of all hosts in the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update is not going to take you more than a few mouse clicks. Creating new records is equally simple if, as an example, you want to use the email services of another provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. You may also set the priority for every MX record by setting different latency. In other words, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. Using our innovative tool, you'll be able to handle the records of your domain names and subdomains effortlessly even though you may have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you'll be able to see and edit the A and MX records for every one of the domain names or subdomains you host inside the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to handle the account, offers an innovative, though easy-to-use tool where all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to edit their records with no more than a couple of clicks. If you have to set up a new record, it'll be just as simple - pick the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you'll be all set. You'll also 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 create additional records other than the two standard ones. If you ever encounter any issues, we've got a comprehensive Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or edit any record.