The definition of “hosting” doesn't describe just one service, but a variety of services which provide different functions to a domain. Having a website 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 several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, that specifies 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 would be Every time you open a site or send an e-mail, 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. If you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the email will then be sent to the correct server. The reasoning behind working with separate records is that the two services work with 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 Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud service through us, you are going to be able to see, create and change any A or MX record for your domains. So long as a given Internet domain has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to change specific records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your website or e-mails directed to any other service provider if you wish to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool is going to permit you to have a domain hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted elsewhere by changing only its A record - this will not affect the main domain address the slightest bit. If you want to use the email services of a different provider and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do this with simply a few clicks within the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You may also 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

Accessing and changing the A or MX records for any of your domains or subdomains is incredibly easy if you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. The accounts are handled through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, which has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses. The latter is going to be listed alphabetically and you may click on every one of them to see both the A and the MX records. Editing any record is as easy as typing in the new one in a text box and saving the change, so even if you have never dealt with such matters before, you'll not experience any difficulties if you wish to point your website or emails to some other provider while keeping the second service with our company. If required, you could also set up additional MX records and set a specific priority depending on the instructions of the new provider.