The term “hosting” does not describe a particular service, but a set of services which provide a variety of functions to a domain. Having a site and emails, for example, are two individual services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so most of the people see them as one single service. Actually, every single domain has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that specifies where the website 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 address. For example, an A record would be 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 domain name has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the e-mail will then be sent to the correct server. The concept behind working with separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you could have your site hosted by one service provider and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a shared web hosting through us, you are going to be able to see, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domains. So long as a specific domain has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to modify certain records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or emails directed to any other provider if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool is going to enable you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain name in any way. If you want to use the email services of a different service provider and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do this with only a couple of mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. Also you can set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Accessing and editing the A or MX records for each of your domain names or subdomains is really easy if you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are handled through our in-house built Hepsia CP, which includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you could click on any of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record will be as easy as entering the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you simply won't encounter any issues if you choose to move your website or e-mails to a different service provider while keeping the second service with our company. When needed, you could also create additional MX records and set a specific priority depending on the recommendations of the new provider.