The word “hosting” doesn't describe just one service, but a variety of services that provide various functions to a domain address. Having a website and e-mails, for example, are two separate services even though in the general case they come together, so many people see them as one single service. In reality, each and every domain name has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that deals with each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, which identifies where the site for the domain is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the emails for the domain address. As an example, an A record is and an MX record would be Each time you open a site or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a Internet domain has and the traffic/message is first forwarded to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the e-mail will then be forwarded to the correct server. The idea behind employing separate records is that the two services employ different web protocols and you could have your site hosted by one company and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a shared web hosting plan through our company, you will be able to see, set up and change any A or MX record for your domain names. As long as a specific domain name has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to change particular records by using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails directed to any other service provider if you want to use only one of our services. Our state-of-the-art tool is going to enable 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 at all. If you decide to use the email services of another service provider and they want you to set up more than two MX records, you can easily do that with just a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your CP. You may also set different latency for every MX record i.e. which one will have priority.