An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers that run a certain service for a domain name. Put simply, you are able to use your domain not just for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a website with it. When you set up the SRV record, you may choose 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 several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will permit you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain for various purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is not able to provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Hosting

You'll be able to set up a new SRV record for any one of the domain addresses that you host inside a shared web hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. Assuming that the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you will be able to manage them without difficulty via the respective section of your Hepsia CP and minutes later any new record which you create is going to be active. Hepsia comes with a highly user-friendly interface and all it requires 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 standard values, which you could leave unless the other provider requires different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to remain active if you change it or delete it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

By using a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you'll be able to take advantage of the easy to navigate DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia website hosting CP. It will provide you with a rather simple user interface to set up a new record for each and every domain hosted within the account, so if you wish to use a domain for any purpose, you could create a brand new SRV record with just a couple of mouse clicks. Using very simple text boxes, you will have to type in the service, protocol and port number details, which you must have from the company providing you with the service. Moreover, you will be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you intend 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 when necessary. Furthermore, you are going to have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or change it.