An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to define the servers which run a specific service for a domain name. Put simply, you’re able to use your domain not only for a web site, 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 an Internet site with it. If you set up the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it's going to use, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will allow you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain for various purposes and even with different companies in case the same one cannot provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

If you host a domain name in a shared hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you will be able to create a new SRV record with only a few clicks within the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our user-friendly interface makes it more simple to create a new record in comparison with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll simply need to fill a few boxes and you will be set. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last two you could set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you would like customers to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an additional 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’s measured in seconds. If not required otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a brand new SRV record for every single domain name hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will take no more than a couple of mouse clicks using a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS management tool within your Hepsia website hosting CP, you can create any record you need and once you choose SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to enter the record value, the protocol, the service and also the port number and you will be ready. Additionally, if the other company requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for these two options is from 1 to 100, so you will have a great deal of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a particular service. You could also determine how long the newly created SRV record will remain active in case you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.