An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers which run a specific service for a domain name. Quite simply, you’ll be able to use your Internet 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 instance, while you still have a website with it. If you create the SRV record, you can pick what IP it'll employ, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The second option will enable you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain for various purposes and even with different companies in case the same one cannot provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

If you host a domain in a shared hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you'll be able to create a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to work with interface makes it much simpler to create a new record in comparison to other website hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll simply need to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be ready. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you'd like clients to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an added option, you can select how long this record is going to be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If you're not required otherwise, you may leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A completely new SRV record may be created within just seconds for every domain name hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, used to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a rather easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to set up any DNS record even if you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you can create records through the DNS administration tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You need to enter the service, port number and protocol info as well as the record value in them and the new record is going to be operational shortly after that. The priority and weight options could be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You could adjust any one of the two in case the other company has asked you to do so. Moreover, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which reveals the duration a record will remain active if edited or deleted, may also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.