An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to outline the servers which run a certain service for a domain name. Basically, you can use your Internet domain not just for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a website with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you can choose what IP it'll use, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will enable you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain name for a variety of purposes and even with different companies if the same one can't provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

You will be able to create a new SRV record for any one of the domain names which you host inside a shared web hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you are able to manage them without any difficulty in the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and only minutes later any new record which you create will be active. Hepsia includes a really intuitive interface and all it takes to create an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol and also the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, which you could leave except when 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 modify it or remove it at some point, the standard one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to use our user-friendly DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting CP. It's going to provide you with a very simple interface to create a new record for any domain address hosted in the account, so if you wish to use a domain name for any purpose, you can set up a completely new SRV record with a couple of mouse clicks. Using basic text boxes, you will have to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you ought to have from the company providing you the service. In addition, you are going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you're going to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. In addition, you will have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or edit it.