The word “hosting” doesn't describe a single service, but a variety of services that provide numerous functions to a domain. Having a site and emails, as an example, are two individual services although in the general case they come together, so most people see them as one single service. In fact, every domain has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, that identifies where the website for the domain address is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the e-mails for the domain name. As an example, an A record can be and an MX record can be Whenever you open a website 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 forwarded to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the email will then be sent to the correct server. The concept behind using separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one provider and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting

With a website hosting package from us, you will be able to create or modify the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains easily by using our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Changing the default records will take two clicks and the creation of a new record requires just a few more clicks, so although you may have never dealt with such matters, you'll not encounter any difficulties. We have a large help section that makes things even easier. If you'd like to change your email provider and you have to create a number of MX records in addition to the standard two, you can choose their priority i.e. which record will manage your e-mails first when somebody sends you a message. Usually the new provider is going to tell you what these values need to be. With our shared plans, you are going to have total control of your domains and subdomains and you'll be able to manage their A and MX records very easily and at any time.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you'll be able to view and update the A and MX records for any of the domain addresses or subdomains you host in the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to control the account, comes with an sophisticated, though easy-to-use tool in which all hosts are going to be listed in alphabetical order and you'll be able to change their records with no more than several mouse clicks. If you have to create a new record, it's going to be equally easy - select the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you will be all set. You'll also be able to set different priority for the MX records which you create in case that you choose to use a third-party email provider and they ask you to set up additional records aside from the 2 default ones. If you encounter any issues, we have a comprehensive Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to create or change any record.