An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to identify the servers that run a specific service for a domain. Quite simply, you’ll be able to use your domain not only for a 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. If you create the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it'll employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established along with the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have a number of SRV records for the very same service. The second option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain name many different purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is not able to provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

You're going to be able to set up a completely new SRV record for any one of the domain addresses you host inside a shared website hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform. Given that the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them without difficulty in the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and minutes later any new record you create will be active. Hepsia includes a rather user-friendly interface and all it will take to create an SRV record is to fill in a couple of text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol and the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, which you can leave unless 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 when you edit it or remove it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Through a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you are going to be able to use the intuitive DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia website hosting CP. It'll offer you a very simple user interface to set up a new record for each and every domain name hosted in the account, so if you would like to use a domain address for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with just a few clicks. Through very simple text boxes, you will have to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you should have from the company offering you the service. Also, you're going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. Furthermore, you will have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or modify it.