An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to outline the servers that run a particular service for a domain name. In other words, you can use your domain not only for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have a site with it. If you set up the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it will employ, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established along with the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The second option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain address for a variety of purposes and even with different companies if the same one cannot provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

You're going to be able to set up a brand new SRV record for each of the domain addresses that you host within a shared website hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. Given that the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you are able to manage them effortlessly through the respective section of your Hepsia CP and minutes later any new record that you set up will be active. Hepsia features a very intuitive interface and all it will require to set up an SRV record is to fill in just a few text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol and the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you could leave except when the other company needs different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number reveals the time in seconds for the record to stay active in case you change it or erase it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Since we recognize how irritating it could be to handle DNS records, we're going to offer you an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as a part of our custom Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain addresses inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to set up an SRV record with no complications. We have a step-by-step guide, which will make things even easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will need to input the info that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific recommendations to change the priority and / or the weight values, you may leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live in a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but typically the default value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value reveals the time the record will continue existing after it is edited or erased.