An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to identify the servers which run a particular service for a domain name. Quite simply, you’ll be able to use your domain not just for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a website with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you can pick what IP it will use, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will allow you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain for a number of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one cannot provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

You'll be able to set up a completely new SRV record for each of the domains which you host in a shared web hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you are able to manage them with ease via the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and minutes later any new record which you set up is going to be active. Hepsia features a really intuitive interface and all it will take to create an SRV record is to fill in just a few text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol and also the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you can leave unless the other company requires different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number reveals the time in seconds for the record to be active in case you modify it or delete it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new SRV record for any domain hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will take no more than a couple of clicks through a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS administration tool in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you could make any record that you need and as soon as you select SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you must input the record value, the protocol, the service and also the port number and you will be set. Furthermore, if the other service provider requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for these 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you will have a great deal of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a given service. You can also determine how long the newly created SRV record will remain active in case you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.