The definition of “hosting” doesn't describe one service, but a variety of services that provide a variety of functions to a domain name. Having a site and emails, as an example, are two independent services despite the fact that in the general case they come together, so most people see them as one single service. The truth is, every single domain name has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, which defines where the site for the domain address is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the e-mails for the domain address. For instance, an A record would be and an MX record can be Whenever you open a site or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain address has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the email will be forwarded to the correct server. The concept behind using separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one company and the e-mail messages by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you have a cloud website hosting plan through our company, you're going to be able to see, set up and change any A or MX record for your domain names. Provided that a particular domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to modify specific records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or e-mails pointed to another service provider if you want to use only one of our services. Our state-of-the-art tool will enable 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 at all. If you want to use the e-mail services of a different service provider and they want you to create more than two MX records, you can easily do that with only a couple of clicks through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. Also you can set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
With the Linux semi-dedicated servers which we offer, you will have total control over the records of all domain names and subdomains that you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each of them has through the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and changing any record takes just a few clicks. If you want to change your web or email hosting provider, you can update the required record and point 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 can also keep the main domain address here, while you modify the A record of only one of its subdomains. In case you are editing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard 2 we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for every single one.