The term “hosting” does not describe one service, but a variety of services that provide a variety of functions to a domain address. Having a website and emails, as an example, are two individual services though in the general case they come together, so most people consider them as one single service. Actually, every domain has a number 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 site for the domain address is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the e-mails for the domain. As an illustration, an A record is and an MX record is Whenever you open a website or send an e-mail, 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 web browser request or the email will then be sent to the correct server. The reasoning behind using separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one provider and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have a Linux cloud website hosting from our company, you'll be able to view, create and change any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Assuming that a particular domain name has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to change certain records by using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails pointed to any other company if you want to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated 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 in any way. If you want to use the e-mail services of another company and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do it with simply a couple of clicks within the DNS Records section of your CP. You can also 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 acquire a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you'll be able to see and edit the A and MX records for each of the domain addresses or subdomains that you host in the account. The Hepsia CP, which you'll get to take care of the account, comes with an advanced, albeit easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you will be able to change their records with no more than a few 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're going to be ready. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case that you decide to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to create additional records apart from the two default ones. If you ever experience any issues, we have a comprehensive Help section with videos where you can see first-hand how to create or modify any record.