An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry employed to identify the servers that run a specific service for a domain. Quite simply, you’ll be able to use your domain name not just for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a site with it. When you create the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it will employ, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established plus the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will enable you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain name for various purposes and even with different providers if the same one is unable to provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

You are going to be able to set up a brand new SRV record for any 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 name are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them effortlessly via 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 rather intuitive interface and all it will take to set up an SRV record is to fill in just 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 default values, which you could leave unless the other company needs different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to stay active if you change it or delete it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

A new SRV record may be created in a matter of seconds for each and every domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, features a rather easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record although you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you may set up records via the DNS administration tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you choose SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You need to type the service, port number and protocol information along with the record value in them and the new record is going to be active right after that. The priority and weight options may be set to any value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You'll be able to adjust any of the two if the other company has asked you to do so. In addition, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record is going to remain live if edited or erased, may also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.