An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to define the servers which run a particular service for a domain name. In other words, you are able to use your domain name not just for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a site with it. When you create the SRV record, you may choose what IP it'll use, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain address for a number of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one is unable to provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you host a domain within a shared website hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you will be able to create a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our user-friendly interface makes it more simple to create a new record in comparison with other hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you'll simply need to fill a few boxes and you will be all set. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you could set any value in between 1 and 100 based on which server you'd like customers to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an added option, you can choose how long this record will be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If not asked otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A completely new SRV record could be created in just seconds for any domain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, used to control the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a very easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to set up any DNS record even when you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you could create records with the DNS administration tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you choose SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You have to type the service, port number and protocol info in addition to the record value in them and the new record is going to be active shortly after that. The priority and weight options may be set to every value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You may change any of the two if the other company has required you to do so. Moreover, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record will remain working if changed or deleted, could also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.