An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to define the servers which run a particular service for a domain name. Quite simply, you’ll be able to use your domain name not just for a web 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 a website with it. When you create the SRV record, you may choose what IP it will use, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record provided 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 may use the same domain for a number of purposes and even with different companies if the same one is not able to provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

In case you have a shared hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain added in it are managed by our system, you're going to be able to set up any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and as soon as you log in to your hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you will only need to fill a few boxes with the necessary info and your new SRV record is going to be active in a couple of hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. When required, you can even modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it will remain active after you edit or erase it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

A new SRV record may be created in just seconds for each domain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, which is used to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a rather easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to set up any DNS record even if you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you can create records through the DNS management tool, which is an element 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 will be working shortly after that. The priority and weight options could be set to every value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You can change each of the two in case the other company has required you to do so. Moreover, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record is going to remain working if edited or removed, could also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.