An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to identify the servers that run a particular service for a domain name. Put simply, you are able to use your domain name not just for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a site with it. When you create the SRV record, you can select what IP it will use, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established plus the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The second option allows you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain address for a variety of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one is not able to provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

You will be able to set up a brand new SRV record for any one of the domains which you host in a shared web hosting account on our groundbreaking cloud platform. Given that the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them without difficulty via the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and just minutes later any new record you set up is going to be active. Hepsia features a highly intuitive interface and all it will require to set up 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 the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you can leave except if the other company needs different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to stay active in case you change it or remove it at some point, the standard one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

By using a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you are going to be able to use our easy to work with DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP. It will offer you a rather simple user interface to create a new record for each domain name hosted within the account, so if you need to use a domain for any purpose, you could create a brand new SRV record with just a few clicks. Via simple text boxes, you'll have to input the service, protocol and port number information, which you must have from the company providing you with the service. In addition, you will be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. In addition, you will have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or edit it.