An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to define the servers which run a particular service for a domain. Quite simply, you are able to use your domain not only for an Internet 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 website with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you can pick what IP it is going to employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established along with the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will allow you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain for various 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 completely new SRV record for any of the domains which you host within a shared website hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform. Assuming that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you will be able to manage them with ease in the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and only minutes later any new record you set up is going to be active. Hepsia comes with a highly intuitive interface and all it requires to create an SRV record is to fill in a couple of text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol and 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 demands different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number reveals the time in seconds for the record to stay active when you modify it or remove it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Through a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you are going to be able to take advantage of the easy to navigate DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia web hosting CP. It's going to offer you a very simple user interface to set up a new record for each domain address hosted inside the account, so if you wish to use a domain for any purpose, you can set up a brand new SRV record with a couple of clicks. Via basic text boxes, you will have to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you should have from the company providing you the service. Furthermore, you will 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 standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. In addition, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you erase it or change it.