An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers which run a specific service for a domain name. Basically, you can use your domain not only for a web site, 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 site with it. If you set up the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it'll employ, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established along with the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The second option will permit you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain name for various purposes and even with different companies if the same one cannot provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to set up a brand new SRV record for any of the domain names that you host in a shared web hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you’ll be able to manage them without any difficulty via the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and just minutes later any new record that you set up is going to be active. Hepsia features a highly user-friendly 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 is going to be used for, the Internet protocol as well as the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you could leave except if the other company demands different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to be active when you modify it or delete it at some point, the standard one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A new SRV record could be created in a matter of seconds for any domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, employed to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, features a very easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to set up any DNS record although you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you can create records via 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 have to input the service, port number and protocol info along with the record value in them and the new record is going to be working soon after that. The priority and weight options may be set to any value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You could adjust any one of the two in case the other company has requested you to do so. Moreover, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which reveals the duration a record will remain working if changed or deleted, may also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.