An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to define the servers that run a certain service for a domain name. Quite simply, you can use your domain name 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. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you can choose what IP it will employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established along with the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have a number of SRV records for the very same service. The latter option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain address for various purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is unable to provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

You will be able to create a completely new SRV record for any of the domains that you host in a shared website hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. Given that the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you can manage them without difficulty via the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and only minutes later any new record which you create is going to be active. Hepsia includes a rather user-friendly interface and all it takes to set up 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 the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, that you can leave except when the other provider requires different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number indicates the time in seconds for the record to remain active if you edit it or erase it at some point, the standard one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Because we realize how irritating it can be to deal with DNS records, we'll offer you an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as an element of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domain names within a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to create an SRV record with no complications. We also have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll need to enter the details that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you can leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but normally the default value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value indicates the time the record will keep existing after it's modified or removed.