The term “hosting” does not describe a single service, but a number of services that provide a variety of functions to a domain name. Having a website and e-mails, for instance, are two individual services although in the general case they come together, so most of the people see them as one single service. In fact, each domain name has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each specific service - the former is a numeric IP address, which identifies where the website for the domain address is loaded from, while the latter is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that manages the e-mails for the domain address. As an example, an A record would 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 forwarded to that company. If you have custom records on their end, the Internet browser request or the e-mail will then be sent to the correct server. The concept behind working with separate records is that the two services use different web protocols and you could have your site hosted by one service provider and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting plan through our company, you will be able to view, set up and change any A or MX record for your domain names. As long as a given domain name has our Name Servers, you'll be able to modify particular records via our Hepsia hosting CP and have your site or emails directed to another company if you wish to use only one of our services. Our innovative tool will even enable you to have a domain address hosted here and a subdomain below it to be hosted someplace else 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 company and they want you to set up more than 2 MX records, you can easily do this with just a couple of clicks within 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.