An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to define the servers that run a specific service for a domain name. Put simply, you will be able to use your domain not just for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have an Internet site with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it will employ, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established along with the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have a number of SRV records for the very same service. The second option allows you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain address many different purposes and even with different providers in case the same one can't provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

You're going to be able to create a new SRV record for any of the domain addresses which you host within a shared website hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you are able to manage them effortlessly via the respective section of your Hepsia CP and just minutes later any new record you set up is going to be active. Hepsia includes a highly intuitive interface and all it requires to set up an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol plus the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, which you can leave unless of course the other company demands different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to stay active when you change it or erase it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new SRV record for each and every domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will take no more than a couple of mouse clicks via a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS management tool inside your Hepsia web hosting CP, you could make any record that you need and as soon as you select SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will need to type in the record value, the protocol, the service as well as the port number and you'll be set. Optionally, in case the other service provider requires it, you are also going to be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for these 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you've got a lot of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a particular service. You can also outline how long the newly created SRV record will remain active in case you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.