An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to identify the servers which run a particular service for a domain. Quite simply, you’re able to use your Internet 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 example, while you still have a site with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it's going to use, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have a number of SRV records for the very same service. The latter option allows you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain name many different purposes and even with different companies if the same one is unable to provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

You are going to be able to set up a completely new SRV record for any of the domains which you host inside a shared web hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. As long as the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you will be able to manage them with ease in the respective section of your Hepsia CP and just minutes later any new record that you set up will be active. Hepsia comes with a highly intuitive interface and all it will take to create an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol and also the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, that you can leave except when the other company demands different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to be active when you edit it or delete it at some point, the standard one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As we acknowledge how irritating it may be to deal with DNS records, we will present you with an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as part of our custom Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain names inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are going to be able to create an SRV record without troubles. We also have a step-by-step guide, which will make things even easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll need to type in the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific recommendations to change the priority and / or the weight values, you could leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but usually the default value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value shows the time the record will keep existing after it is changed or removed.