The word “hosting” doesn't describe just one service, but a variety of services which offer different functions to a domain. Having a website and e-mails, as an example, are two independent services even though in the general case they come together, so most of the people think of them as one single service. The truth is, every domain has a couple of DNS records called A and MX, which show the server that handles each specific service - the first one is a numeric IP address, which defines where the site for the domain name is loaded from, while the second one is an alphanumeric string, which shows the server that deals with the e-mails for the domain name. For example, 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. In case you have custom records on their end, the web browser request or the email 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 service provider and the emails by another.

Custom MX and A Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting 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 specific records by using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and have your website or emails pointed to another provider if you'd like 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 name at all. If you choose to use the email services of another 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. You may also set different latency for each MX record i.e. which one is going to have priority.