An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to identify the servers which run a particular service for a domain. Put simply, you will be able to use your domain name not only for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have a site with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it'll use, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The second option will enable you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain for various purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is not able to provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

You're going to be able to create a brand new SRV record for any one of the domain addresses which you host within a shared website hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. As long as the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you will be able to manage them without difficulty via the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and just minutes later any new record that you set up will be active. Hepsia comes with a highly intuitive interface and all it takes 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 except when the other provider needs different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to stay active when you modify it or erase it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Because we know how annoying it can be to deal with DNS records, we will offer you an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as an element of our custom Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain names within a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to set up an SRV record with no problems. We also have a step-by-step guide, which will make things much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll have to enter the info that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific recommendations to change the priority and the weight values, you may leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value shows the time the record will continue existing after it is edited or deleted.