The term “hosting” doesn't describe a particular service, but a variety of services which offer different functions to a domain name. Having a site and e-mails, for example, are two separate services although in the general case they come together, so a lot of people consider them as one single service. In reality, each domain name has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that specifies where the site for the domain name is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the emails for the domain address. For instance, an A record can be 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Each time you open a site 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 forwarded to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the email will be forwarded to the correct server. The reasoning behind working with separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you could have your site hosted by one service provider and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux shared web hosting which we offer you, will enable you to view, change and create A and MX records for each domain name or subdomain inside your account. Using the DNS Records section, you'll be able to see a list of all hosts inside the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update is not going to take you more than a few mouse clicks. Creating new records is equally simple if, for example, you want to use the email services of another service provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. You can even set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your emails are delivered, the sending server is going to contact the record with the smallest latency first and if the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. With our innovative tool, you are going to be able to manage the records of your domains and subdomains easily even when you have no prior experience with such matters.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with our Linux semi-dedicated packages, allows you to view the A and MX records for each of the domain addresses or subdomains in your account and if needed, to edit any of them or create new ones. Managing these records is very easy because all domains/subdomains will be listed alphabetically, so updating a record is as easy as entering it in a box and saving the change. Setting up a new one takes only a few more clicks and in case you experience any troubles, you can check out our instructional videos on how to create A and MX records. Our system is intuitive enough to be used by individuals with no previous experience, yet sophisticated enough to offer you 100 % control over all records and to enable you to have different A records even for domain.com and www.domain.com. If you're switching your emails to a different company and they ask you to set up more than two different MX records, you may choose the priority of each one.