The term “hosting” does not describe a single service, but a variety of services that provide various functions to a domain name. Having a website and e-mails, as an example, are two independent services even though in the general case they come together, so most people think of them as one single service. In fact, each and every domain has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with 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 deals with the e-mails for the domain name. As an example, an A record would be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Every time you open a site or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain name has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the email will be directed to the correct server. The idea behind working with separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you may have your website hosted by one provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a Linux cloud web hosting service from us, you're going to be able to view, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. Provided that a given domain has our Name Servers, you'll be able to modify certain records via our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or emails pointed to another company if you would like to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool will even allow you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address at all. If you want to use the e-mail services of a different service provider and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do that with simply a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your CP. You may also set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With the Linux semi-dedicated services we offer, you'll have full control over the records of all domain addresses and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each of them has through the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and editing any record takes just a few clicks. If you choose to change your web or email hosting provider, you can edit the required record and point your domain address to the other service provider for one of the services, as you still carry on using the other one through us. Also you can keep the main domain address here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. In case you are editing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for each and every one.