The definition of “hosting” doesn't describe a particular service, but a set of services which offer numerous functions to a domain address. Having a site and e-mails, as an example, are two independent services though in the general case they come together, so most of the people consider them as one single service. Actually, every domain name has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that specifies where the site for the domain name 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 123.123.123.123 and an MX record would be mx1.domain.com. Whenever you open a website or send an email, 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 be sent to the correct server. The reasoning behind working with separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you can have your website hosted by one provider and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting

If you have a website hosting account through our company and you wish to move either your site or your emails to a different company, it will take you literally just two mouse clicks to do so. Our Hepsia CP comes with an easy-to-use DNS Records tool, where all your domains and subdomains are going to be listed alphabetically and you're going to be able to see and edit the A and/or MX records for any of them. If you choose to use a different email provider and they ask you to set up more MX records than the standard two, it will not take more than a few clicks either to add them. You can also set different latency for these records and the lower the latency, the higher the priority a given MX record will have. The propagation of any record that you change or set up will not take more than a few hours and if required, you'll also be able to set the so-called Time-To-Live value, which indicates how long a record will remain active after it's changed or deleted.

Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With the semi-dedicated plans which we offer, you will have complete control over the records of all domains and subdomains that you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records every one of them has using the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting CP and editing any record requires only a few clicks. If you want to change your web or email hosting provider, you can change the required record and direct your domain name to the other service provider for one of the services, while you still continue using the other one through us. You may also keep the main domain address here, while you edit the A record of only one of its subdomains. When you're changing the MX records and you need additional ones on top of the default two that we have, you can create them with ease and set a different priority for each one.