An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry employed to identify the servers that run a particular service for a domain. In other words, you’re 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, for instance, while you still have a site with it. If you create the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it is 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 assuming that you have 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 can use the same domain address for various purposes and even with different providers if the same one can't provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

You are going to be able to set up a completely new SRV record for each of the domain addresses you host inside a shared website hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. Given that the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you will be able to manage them with ease in the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and just minutes later any new record that you set up is going to be active. Hepsia features a really intuitive interface and all it will require to set up an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol and the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, that you can leave unless the other provider needs different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to be active in case you edit it or erase it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

A new SRV record may be created within just seconds for any domain address hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, employed to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a really easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to create any DNS record even though you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you can set up records through the DNS management tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You need to type the service, port number and protocol information as well as the record value in them and the new record is going to be working soon after that. The priority and weight options can be set to every value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You are able to change any of the two in case the other company has asked you to do so. Additionally, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record is going to remain active if changed or removed, may also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.