An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to identify the servers that run a particular service for a domain name. Basically, you can use your Internet domain not only for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a website with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it will use, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established along with the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will enable you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain many different purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is unable to provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

You're going to be able to set up a brand new SRV record for any of the domain names which you host inside a shared web hosting account on our groundbreaking cloud platform. Assuming that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you will be able to manage them with ease through the respective section of your Hepsia CP and just minutes later any new record which you create is going to be active. Hepsia comes with a rather 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 as well as 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 stands short for Time To Live and this number reveals the time in seconds for the record to remain active in case you modify it or erase it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A new SRV record can be created within seconds for any domain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, which is used to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, features a rather easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to set up any DNS record even though you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you could create records with the DNS administration tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You need to type the service, port number and protocol information plus the record value in them and the new record will be operational right after that. The priority and weight options could be set to every value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You may adjust any one of the two in case the other provider has requested you to do so. Moreover, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which reveals the duration a record is going to remain working if changed or removed, can also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.