An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to outline the servers which run a specific service for a domain. In other words, you’ll be able to use your domain not just for a web site, 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 can choose what Internet Protocol it will employ, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain name for a variety of purposes and even with different providers in case the same one can't provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

You are going to be able to set up a completely new SRV record for any one of the domains you host inside a shared website hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you are able to manage them without any difficulty in the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and only minutes later any new record which you set up is going to be active. Hepsia features a rather intuitive interface and all it takes to create an SRV record is to fill in just a few text boxes - the service the record will 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 provider needs different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to be active when you modify it or erase it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Because we recognize how irritating it may be to deal with DNS records, we'll give you an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as part of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domain addresses in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are going to be able to create an SRV record without any difficulties. We've got a step-by-step guide, that will make things even easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will need to input the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific directions to change the priority and the weight values, you can leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but usually the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value indicates the time the record will continue existing after it is modified or deleted.