An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to identify the servers which run a specific service for a domain name. Put simply, you are able to use your Internet domain not only for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have an Internet site with it. If you set up the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it's going to employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established along with the priority and the weight of the record in case that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option allows you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain for various purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is unable to provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to set up a new SRV record for each of the domain names which you host inside a shared website hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform. As long as the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you are able to manage them with ease via the respective section of your Hepsia CP and minutes later any new record which you create is going to be active. Hepsia features a highly user-friendly interface and all it will require to set up an SRV record is to fill in a couple of text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol and the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, that you can leave unless of course the other provider requires different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to be active if you modify it or remove it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A brand new SRV record could be created within seconds for each and every domain address hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, employed to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a really easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record even when you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you are able to set up records via the DNS administration tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You will need to type the service, port number and protocol details in addition to the record value in them and the new record will be live right after that. The priority and weight options may be set to every value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You could change each of the two in case the other company has required you to do so. Moreover, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record will remain functioning if edited or erased, could also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.