An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to outline the servers that run a particular service for a domain name. Put simply, you’ll be able to use your Internet domain not only for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a website with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you can pick what IP it's going to employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option allows you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain address many different purposes and even with different providers if the same one cannot provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to create a completely new SRV record for any one of the domains that you host in a shared web hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them without any difficulty in the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and only minutes later any new record you set up will be active. Hepsia comes with a rather user-friendly interface and all it takes to create an SRV record is to fill in just a few 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, that you can leave unless of course the other company demands different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number reveals the time in seconds for the record to be active if you change it or erase it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a brand new SRV record for any domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and is going to take no more than just a few clicks through a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS management tool in your Hepsia website hosting CP, you could make any record that you need and as soon as you pick SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you must input the record value, the protocol, the service as well as the port number and you will be all set. In addition, in case the other service provider requires it, you will also be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the default 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 particular service. Also, you can define how long the newly created SRV record will remain live in case you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.