An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to define the servers that run a specific service for a domain name. Basically, you’ll be able to use your Internet 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 website with it. When you set up the SRV record, you may choose what Internet Protocol it will use, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record provided that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain for a variety of purposes and even with different providers if the same one is not able to provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

You're going to be able to create a completely new SRV record for each of the domain names that you host inside a shared web hosting account on our groundbreaking cloud platform. As long as the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you are able to manage them with ease through the respective section of your Hepsia CP and only minutes later any new record you create will be active. Hepsia comes with a rather user-friendly interface and all it requires 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 also the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, which you could leave unless the other provider demands different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to remain active when you modify it or remove it at some point, the standard one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a brand new SRV record for every domain hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will take no more than several mouse clicks through a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS management tool within your Hepsia website hosting CP, you can create any record you need and when you pick SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll need to insert the service, the protocol, the record value as well as the port number and you will be all set. In addition, in case the other service provider requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for these two options is from 1 to 100, so you will have quite a lot of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a given service. Also, you can determine how long the new SRV record will remain live in case you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.