The word “hosting” doesn't describe just one service, but a variety of services that offer different functions to a domain name. Having a website and emails, for instance, are two independent services though in the general case they come together, so most of the people think of them as one single service. Actually, each domain name 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, that identifies where the website for the domain is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain name. For example, an A record is 123.123.123.123 and an MX record is mx1.domain.com. Every time you open a website or send an email, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the email will be sent to the correct server. The idea behind using separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you can have your site hosted by one provider and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a Linux cloud package from our company, you're going to be able to view, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. So long as a specific domain name has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to modify specific records via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or emails pointed to any other company if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool will enable you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain at all. If you decide to use the e-mail services of another service provider and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do it with simply a couple of clicks within the DNS Records section of your CP. You may also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one will have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With the Linux semi-dedicated packages 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 every one of them has via the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and editing any record requires just a couple of clicks. If you want to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can edit the necessary record and direct your domain address to the other service provider for one of the services, while you still carry on using the other one through us. You could also keep the main domain here, while you edit the A record of only one of its subdomains. When you're modifying the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two that we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for each and every one.