The term “hosting” does not describe only one service, but a set of services which provide numerous functions to a domain. Having a site and e-mails, as an example, are two separate services even though in the general case they come together, so most people think of them as one single service. In reality, every domain name has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that manages each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that identifies where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the e-mails for the domain address. As an illustration, an A record is and an MX record would be Each time you open a website or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the browser request or the e-mail will be forwarded to the correct server. The reasoning behind employing separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you can have your site hosted by one company and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every Linux hosting package which we provide, will permit you to see, change and create A and MX records for each domain or subdomain inside your account. From the DNS Records section, you will be able to see a list of all hosts inside the account in alphabetical order with their corresponding records, so any update won't take you more than a couple of clicks. Setting up new records is just as easy if, for example, you want to use the email services of a different service provider and they ask you to create more MX records than the default two. You can also set the priority for every single MX record by setting different latency. Put simply, when your e-mails are delivered, the sending server will contact the record with the smallest latency first and in case the connection times out, it'll contact the next one. Using our sophisticated tool, you'll be able to manage the records of your domains and subdomains easily even when you have no previous experience with such matters.