An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to identify the servers which run a specific service for a domain name. Basically, you will be able to use your Internet domain not just for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have an Internet site with it. If you create the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it is going to use, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established plus the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will permit you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain name for various purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is not able to provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

If you host a domain address inside a shared hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records part of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to work with interface makes it much easier to create a new record in comparison with other web hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you'll only need to fill a few 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 can set any value between 1 and 100 based on which server you'd like customers to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an extra option, you may choose how long this record is going to be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. If not required otherwise, you may leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Through a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you're going to be able to employ our easy to work with DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It's going to offer you a rather simple interface to set up a new record for any domain hosted inside the account, so if you would like to use a domain name for any purpose, you could create a new SRV record with a couple of clicks. Through simple text boxes, you'll need to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you ought to have from the company providing you the service. Moreover, you are going to be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Moreover, you will have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or modify it.