An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to define the servers which run a certain service for a domain. Basically, you can use your domain not just for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have a site with it. If you create the SRV record, you may choose what IP it is going to employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established in addition to 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 will allow you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain for various purposes and even with different providers if the same one is unable to provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you host a domain within a shared web hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to create a new SRV record with just a few clicks in the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to work with interface makes it much easier to set up a new record in comparison to other hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you will simply need to fill a few boxes and you will be all set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last two you could set any value between 1 and 100 depending on which server you want clients to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an added option, you can select how long this record will be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. If you're not requested otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new SRV record for every domain address hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will take no more than just a few mouse clicks via a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS administration tool in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you can create any record that you need and when you pick SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll need to insert the record value, the protocol, the service and the port number and you will be ready. Additionally, 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 standard value, which is 10. The range for those two options is from 1 to 100, so you have a lot of possibilities if you use many servers for a particular service. You could also determine how long the new SRV record will remain live in case you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.