An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to identify the servers that run a specific service for a domain. Quite simply, you’ll be able to use your domain name 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 an Internet site with it. When you set up the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it'll employ, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established plus the priority and the weight of the record assuming that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The second option allows you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain name for a variety of purposes and even with different companies if the same one is unable to provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you host a domain address inside a shared web hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our intuitive interface makes it more simple to create a new record compared with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will simply need to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last two you could set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you'd like clients to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an extra 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 is measured in seconds. If you're not asked otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

A brand new SRV record may be created within just seconds for any domain address hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, employed to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a really easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record although you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you are able to create records using the DNS administration tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you choose SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You have to input the service, port number and protocol details plus the record value in them and the new record is going to be live right after that. The priority and weight options may be set to every value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You'll be able to change any one of the two in case the other provider has requested you to do so. Also, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record is going to remain live if changed or removed, could also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.