The term “hosting” does not describe just one service, but a number of services which offer numerous functions to a domain name. Having a site and emails, for example, are two individual services although in the general case they come together, so a lot of people think of them as one single service. Actually, every domain name has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, that defines where the site for the domain name is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the e-mails for the domain address. As an illustration, an A record is and an MX record would be Every time 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 directed to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the e-mail will be forwarded to the correct server. The reasoning behind using separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one company and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a Linux cloud hosting from us, you're going to be able to see, create and modify any A or MX record for your domains. So long as a given domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to modify specific records via our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or e-mails directed to another provider if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool will even allow you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else 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 a different service provider and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do that with only a couple of mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. Also you can set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Accessing and modifying the A or MX records for each of your domains or subdomains is very easy if you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are handled by using our in-house built Hepsia CP, which has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names. The latter will be listed alphabetically and you can click on any of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as simple as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even though you may have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not encounter any troubles if you choose to move your website or e-mails to another company while keeping the second service with our company. When necessary, you could also create additional MX records and set a specific priority based on the instructions of the new provider.