The term “hosting” does not describe one service, but a set of services that offer a variety of functions to a domain address. Having a website and emails, as an illustration, are two individual services though in the general case they come together, so a lot of people consider them as one single service. In reality, each domain has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, which specifies where the site for the domain address is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the emails for the domain. For instance, an A record is and an MX record is Every time you open a site 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 directed to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the e-mail will then be sent to the correct server. The concept behind using separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you can have your site hosted by one provider and the emails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Web Hosting
If you have a web hosting service through us, you're going to be able to see, set up and modify any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. As long as a specific Internet domain has our Name Servers, you'll be able to modify specific records via our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or emails pointed to any other service provider if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our state-of-the-art tool is going to allow you to have a domain name hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain the slightest bit. If you decide to use the e-mail services of another service provider and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do that with only a few clicks through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can even 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 hosting service that we offer, you are going to have complete control over the records of all domain addresses 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 modifying any record requires only a couple of mouse clicks. If you want to switch your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can change the necessary record and point your domain to the other company for one of the services, as you still continue using the other one through us. You could also keep the main domain address here, while you change the A record of only one of its subdomains. In case you are changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the standard two we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for each and every one.