An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to identify the servers which run a particular service for a domain. In other words, you can use your domain name 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 instance, while you still have a site with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you may choose what IP it'll use, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record provided that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option allows you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain name for various purposes and even with different providers in case the same one cannot provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a shared web hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are controlled by our system, you're going to be able to create 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 proceed to the DNS Records section, you'll simply have to fill several boxes with the necessary information and your new SRV record is going to be active in several hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If required, you may also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it'll remain active after you edit or delete it. The default TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new SRV record for every single domain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will require no more than a few clicks via a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS management tool in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you are able to create any record that you need and once you select SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to enter the record value, the service, the protocol along with the port number and you'll be ready. Furthermore, if the other service provider requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for those two options is from 1 to 100, so you have numerous possibilities if you use many servers for a given service. You may also define how long the new SRV record will remain active in case you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.