The definition of “hosting” does not describe just one service, but a set of services which provide a variety of functions to a domain name. Having a site and emails, for instance, are two independent services although in the general case they come together, so many people consider them as one single service. In fact, every domain has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, which defines where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the e-mails for the domain. For example, an A record is and an MX record would be 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. In case you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the email will be forwarded to the correct server. The reasoning behind employing separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you could have your site hosted by one company and the e-mail messages by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting
If you have a Linux web hosting through us, you will be able to see, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. Assuming that a particular domain name has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to change specific records by using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or emails pointed to another provider if you wish to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool will even enable 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 name in any way. If you decide to use the e-mail services of a different company and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do it with simply a couple of mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your CP. You can even set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With the semi-dedicated servers we provide, you are going to have complete control over the records of all domains and subdomains you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records every one of them has from the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and editing any record takes only a few clicks. If you decide to change your web or email hosting provider, you can update the necessary record and direct your domain 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 here, while you edit the A record of only one of its subdomains. If you are editing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard two that we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for every one.