The word “hosting” does not describe a particular service, but a variety of services which provide different functions to a domain. Having a site and e-mails, for instance, are two separate services though in the general case they come together, so most people see them as one single service. The truth is, every 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 defines where the site for the domain address is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain name. As an illustration, an A record would be and an MX record can be Each time you open a website 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 directed to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the email will then be directed to the correct server. The reasoning behind employing separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you can have your website hosted by one company and the e-mails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting

If you have a Linux shared hosting from our company, you will be able to view, create and change any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. So long as a given Internet domain has our Name Servers, you'll be able to change specific records using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or e-mails pointed to any other service provider if you wish to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool will allow 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 in any way. If you choose to use the e-mail services of another provider and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do it with simply a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You may also 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

Accessing and changing the A or MX records for any one of your domains or subdomains is incredibly easy if you acquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. The accounts are maintained by using our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you could click on any one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Changing any record is as simple as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so in case you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not experience any issues if you want to move your site or e-mails to some other provider while keeping the second service with our company. If necessary, you could also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority in accordance with the instructions of the new provider.