The word “hosting” doesn't describe a single service, but several services that offer different functions to a domain address. Having a website and emails, for example, are two separate services although in the general case they come together, so a lot of people see them as one single service. In reality, every domain name 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, 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 e-mails for the domain address. As an example, an A record would be and an MX record would be Every time you open a website or send an email, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain name has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. When you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the email will be directed to the correct server. The idea behind employing separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one company and the e-mails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Hosting
If you have a hosting from our company, you are going to be able to see, create and change any A or MX record for your domains. So long as a particular domain name has our Name Servers, you'll be able to modify specific records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or e-mails pointed to any other company if you would like to use only one of our services. Our leading-edge tool will even allow you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain name the slightest bit. If you want to use the e-mail services of another company and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do this with only a couple of clicks in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one will have priority.
Custom MX and A Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to view and update the A and MX records for any of the domains or subdomains which you host within the account. The Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to control the account, comes with an sophisticated, albeit easy-to-use tool in which all hosts will be listed in alphabetical order and you're going to be able to modify their records with no more than a couple of clicks. If you have to create a new record, it'll be equally easy - select the domain/subdomain, type in the IP address or mail server record and you'll be ready. Additionally, you'll be able to set different priority for the MX records that you create in case that you want to use a third-party e-mail provider and they ask you to create additional records besides the 2 default ones. If you encounter any issues, we've got a detailed Help section with videos in which you can see first-hand how to setup or edit any record.