An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to define the servers which run a certain service for a domain. Put simply, you’ll be able to use your domain not only 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 set up the SRV record, you can select what IP it is going to use, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record in case that there are several SRV records for the exact 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 a number of 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 Hosting

If you host a domain address within a shared hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you'll be able to create a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to work with interface makes it much easier to create a new record compared to other hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll simply need to fill a couple of boxes and you will be set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you may set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you'd like customers to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an extra option, you can choose how long this record will be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If not requested otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A brand new SRV record can be created within seconds for every domain address hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, used to control the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a rather easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to create any DNS record even when you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you could create records using the DNS management tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You have to enter the service, port number and protocol details along with the record value in them and the new record is going to be active soon after that. The priority and weight options can be set to every value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You could change each of the two in case the other company has asked you to do so. Additionally, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which reveals the duration a record will remain functioning if changed or deleted, may also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.