An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to define the servers that run a particular service for a domain name. Put simply, you’ll be able to use your domain not just for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have a website with it. If you set up the SRV record, you can pick what IP it is going to use, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will enable you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain name for a variety of purposes and even with different providers if the same one can't provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

You will be able to set up a new SRV record for any of the domains that you host in a shared web hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you will be able to manage them without difficulty in 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 really intuitive interface and all it will require to create an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record will 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 unless the other provider requires different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to be active when you edit it or remove it at some point, the standard one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you're going to be able to use our easy to navigate DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. It'll offer you a quite simple user interface to create a new record for each and every domain hosted inside the account, so if you need to use a domain address for any purpose, you could create a completely new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you will need to type in the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company providing you with the service. In addition, you'll be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you're going to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. In addition, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or edit it.