The term “hosting” does not describe a particular service, but a number of services that offer a variety of functions to a domain. Having a site and emails, for instance, are two individual services though in the general case they come together, so most people consider them as one single service. In fact, every single domain name has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each particular service - the former is a numeric IP address, that defines 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 e-mails for the domain name. As an example, an A record is and an MX record would be Every time you open a site 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 forwarded to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the e-mail will then be directed to the correct server. The idea behind working with separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one provider and the e-mails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
If you have a Linux shared hosting package from us, you are going to be able to see, set up and change any A or MX record for your Internet addresses. Provided that a particular domain has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to modify specific records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your site or e-mails directed to another company if you wish to use only one of our services. Our advanced tool will even 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 Internet domain in any way. If you want to use the e-mail services of a different service provider and they want you to create more than 2 MX records, you can easily do it with simply a couple of clicks through the DNS Records section of your CP. 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 Hosting
With the Linux semi-dedicated packages that we provide, you're going to have full control over the records of all domains and subdomains which you add in your hosting account. You can easily check what A and MX records each of them has from the DNS Records section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and modifying any record takes as little as a few clicks. If you decide to change your web or e-mail hosting provider, you can edit the necessary record and direct your domain to the other service provider for one of the services, while you still keep using the other one through us. You may also keep the main domain here, while you modify 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 default 2 we have, you could create them with ease and set a different priority for every single one.