An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to define the servers which run a certain service for a domain name. Put simply, you can use your domain name not only 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. Whenever you create the SRV record, you may choose what IP it's going to employ, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established plus the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain for a number of purposes and even with different providers in case the same one cannot provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

You're going to be able to create a new SRV record for any of the domains which you host within a shared web hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. Assuming that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you are able to manage them without any difficulty through the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and just minutes later any new record which you set up will be active. Hepsia includes a very intuitive interface and all it will require to create an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol plus the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, which you could leave except when the other provider demands 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 edit it or delete it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

A brand new SRV record may be created in just seconds for every domain address hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, employed to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a very easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to create any DNS record even though you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you are able to set up records using the DNS administration tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You have to enter the service, port number and protocol details along with the record value in them and the new record will be live soon after that. The priority and weight options could be set to every value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You can change any of the two if the other company has requested you to do so. Furthermore, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record will remain live if changed or removed, may also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.