The definition of “hosting” does not describe just one service, but a variety of services that provide various functions to a domain name. Having a website and emails, as an illustration, are two separate services though in the general case they come together, so many people think of them as one single service. Actually, every domain has a several DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, that defines where the website for the domain is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the emails for the domain address. For instance, an A record would be and an MX record is Whenever you open a site or send an e-mail, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain address has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. When 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 use 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 Website Hosting
If you have a shared website hosting from our company, you'll be able to view, set up and modify any A or MX record for your domains. As long as a specific domain has our Name Servers, you are going to be able to to change specific records via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or e-mails pointed to another service provider if you want to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool will even permit you to have a domain 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 email services of a different provider and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do it with simply a couple of mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your Control Panel. You can even set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.