The definition of “hosting” doesn't describe a particular service, but a variety of services which offer different functions to a domain address. Having a website and e-mails, as an example, are two independent services though in the general case they come together, so a lot of people think of them as one single service. In reality, every single domain name has a couple 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 specifies where the site 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 address. For instance, an A record is and an MX record can be Every time you open a website or send an email, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain address has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the e-mail will be sent to the correct server. The concept behind using separate records is that the two services use 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 Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting plan through our company, you're going to be able to see, create and change any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. As long as a particular Internet domain has our Name Servers, you'll be able to modify specific records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or e-mails directed to any other company if you would like to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool will even enable you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address at all. If you want to use the e-mail services of another service provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do it with simply a few clicks within the DNS Records section of your CP. You may also set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you'll be able to view and update the A and MX records for any of the domain names or subdomains which you host in the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to control the account, offers an advanced, although easy-to-use tool in which 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 several mouse clicks. If you have to create a new record, it's going to be equally easy - choose the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you're going to be ready. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case you want to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records besides the 2 standard ones. In case you encounter any difficulties, we have a comprehensive Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to setup or modify any record.