An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to define the servers that run a particular service for a domain name. In other words, you can use your domain not only for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have an Internet site with it. If you create the SRV record, you can pick what IP it'll employ, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established as well as 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 type of DNS records, you may use the same domain for various purposes and even with different companies in case the same one is unable to provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you host a domain name in a shared web hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to set up a new SRV record with a few clicks in the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much simpler to create a new record in comparison to other website hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will simply need to fill a couple of boxes and you will be all set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last two you can set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you would like users to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an additional option, you can select how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. If not required otherwise, you may leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

By using a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you're going to be able to employ the user-friendly DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia hosting CP. It is going to provide you with a simple interface to set up a new record for any domain hosted in the account, so if you would like to use a domain address for any purpose, you could create a completely new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks. Through very simple text boxes, you'll have to input the service, protocol and port number information, which you ought to have from the company providing you with the service. Moreover, you're going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Moreover, you are going to have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or edit it.