An SRV record, which is short for 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’ll be able to use your domain not only 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 a site with it. When you create the SRV record, you may choose what Internet Protocol it will employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established along with 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 type of DNS records, you may use the same domain name for a number of purposes and even with different providers if the same one can't provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

You're going to be able to create a new SRV record for any of the domain names which you host within a shared website hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform. Given that the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you will be able to manage them without difficulty via the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and just minutes later any new record that you create is going to be active. Hepsia features a very user-friendly interface and all it will require to set up an SRV record is to fill in a couple of text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol plus the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you could leave unless the other company requires different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number reveals the time in seconds for the record to remain active when you edit it or remove it at some point, the standard one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a completely new SRV record for any domain hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will take no more than a few clicks via a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS administration tool inside your Hepsia hosting CP, you can create any record that you need and when you choose SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you must type in the record value, the protocol, the service and also the port number and you'll be ready. Optionally, in case the other service provider requires it, you're also going to be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for these two options is from 1 to 100, so you've got lots of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a specific service. You can also determine how long the new SRV record will remain active if you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.