An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to identify the servers that run a specific service for a domain. Quite simply, you can use your Internet domain not just for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a site with it. When you set up the SRV record, you may choose what Internet Protocol it'll use, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain address for various purposes and even with different providers if the same one is unable to provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

You will be able to set up a brand new SRV record for each of the domains which you host within a shared web hosting account on our groundbreaking cloud platform. Given that the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you can manage them without any difficulty in the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and just minutes later any new record that you set up is going to be active. Hepsia comes with a highly intuitive interface and all it takes to set up an SRV record is to fill in just a few text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol as well as the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you can leave except if the other company requires different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to remain active if you modify it or erase it at some point, the standard one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a brand new SRV record for every domain address hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will require no more than a couple of mouse clicks via a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS management tool inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can create any record that you need and once you pick SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to enter the record value, the service, the protocol and the port number and you'll be ready. In addition, if the other company requires it, you're also going to be able to set the weight and priority values if 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've got numerous possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a given service. Also, you can specify how long the new SRV record will remain active if you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.