An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers that run a certain service for a domain name. Put simply, you’re able to use your domain name not only 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. If you set up the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it's going to employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established along with the priority and the weight of the record in case that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will enable you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain address for various purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is not able to provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you host a domain name inside 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 within the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our intuitive interface makes it much simpler to create a new record compared with other hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you will only have to fill a few boxes and you will be ready. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you can set any value between 1 and 100 based on which server you would like clients to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an added option, you can choose how long this record is going to be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. Unless requested otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a completely new SRV record for every single domain address hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and is going to take no more than just a few mouse clicks through a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS administration tool within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you are able to create any record you need and when you choose SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to enter the service, the protocol, the record value along with the port number and you will be ready. Optionally, in case the other company requires it, you will also be able to set the weight and priority values if they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for those two options is from 1 to 100, so you've got a number of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a specific service. You may also define how long the new SRV record will remain live in case you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.