The definition of “hosting” does not describe a particular service, but several services which offer a variety of functions to a domain name. Having a website and emails, for example, are two independent services even though in the general case they come together, so most people consider them as one single service. Actually, every domain name has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each particular service - the first one is a numeric IP address, which specifies 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 name. As an illustration, an A record can be and an MX record can be Every time you open a website 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. In case you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the email will be sent to the correct server. The reasoning behind employing separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you can have your site hosted by one company and the e-mail messages by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a Linux shared web hosting package through our company, you're going to be able to view, set up and change any A or MX record for your domain names. So long as a particular domain has our Name Servers, you will be able to modify certain records through our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or e-mails pointed to another provider if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool will permit you to have a domain name 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 address the slightest bit. 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 it with just a few mouse clicks through the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. Also you can set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one will have priority.