The word “hosting” does not describe one service, but a set of services which offer numerous functions to a domain address. Having a site and emails, for instance, are two separate services even though in the general case they come together, so a lot of people consider them as one single service. In reality, each and every domain name has a number of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, that defines where the site for the domain address is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that handles the e-mails for the domain. As an illustration, an A record would be and an MX record is Every time you open a site or send an email, 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 browser request or the e-mail will then be sent to the correct server. The idea behind working with separate records is that the two services work with different web protocols and you may have your site hosted by one provider and the emails by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared plan from us, you will be able to view, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domain names. Assuming that a specific domain name has our Name Servers, you're going to be able to change certain records by using our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or emails pointed to any other service provider if you'd like to use only one of our services. Our sophisticated tool will permit you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted somewhere else by modifying only its A record - this will not affect the main domain name the slightest bit. If you choose 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 that with only a couple of clicks in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You may also set different latency for every single MX record i.e. which one will have priority.