An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry employed to outline the servers which run a certain service for a domain name. Quite simply, you’ll be able to use your domain not just for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a website with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you may choose what Internet Protocol it is going to employ, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record provided 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. With this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain for a number of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one is unable to provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

You'll be able to set up a completely new SRV record for any one of the domain names which you host inside a shared web hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. As long as the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you will be able to manage them without difficulty via the respective section of your Hepsia CP and only minutes later any new record that you set up is going to be active. Hepsia includes a rather intuitive interface and all it requires to create an SRV record is to fill in a couple of text boxes - the service the record will 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 can leave unless the other provider requires different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number indicates the time in seconds for the record to stay active if you modify it or remove it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a brand new SRV record for each and every domain address hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and is going to take no more than a couple of clicks via a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS administration tool within your Hepsia web hosting CP, you are able to create any record you need and as soon as you choose SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you must type in the record value, the service, the protocol and also the port number and you'll be ready. Additionally, in case the other service provider requires it, you're also going to 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 those 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you have a lot of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a particular service. You could also define how long the new SRV record will remain active in case you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.