The definition of “hosting” does not describe just one service, but a set of services that offer a variety of functions to a domain address. Having a website and emails, for example, are two separate services although in the general case they come together, so most people consider them as one single service. The truth is, every single domain name 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 latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the emails for the domain address. For example, an A record can be and an MX record is Whenever you open a site or send an email, the global DNS servers are contacted to check the name servers that a domain has and the traffic/message is first directed to that company. In case you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the e-mail will then be forwarded to the correct server. The reasoning behind working with separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you could have your website hosted by one provider and the e-mail messages by another.
Custom MX and A Records in Website Hosting
With a website hosting plan from our company, you're going to be able to create or change the A and MX records of your domain addresses and subdomains easily through our state-of-the-art Hepsia hosting CP. Modifying the default records requires two clicks and the setup of a new record requires just a couple of more clicks, so even if you have never dealt with such matters, you will not experience any issues. We also have an extensive help section that makes things even easier. If you would like to change your email provider and you have to set up a number of MX records in addition to the standard 2, you can pick their priority i.e. which record is going to handle your e-mails first when someone sends you a message. Normally the new provider will tell you what these values ought to be. With our shared plans, you are going to have total control over your domain names and subdomains and you will be able to manage their A and MX records very easily and at any time.