An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to define the servers that run a particular service for a domain name. Quite simply, you can use your domain name not only for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a site with it. When you create the SRV record, you may choose what IP it'll 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 latter option will enable you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain name for a number of purposes and even with different companies if the same one is not able to provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host a domain address in a cloud website hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to create a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much easier to create a new record in comparison with other hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you will only have to fill a few boxes and you will be ready. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you may set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you'd like customers to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an additional option, you can select how long this record will be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If you're not requested otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new SRV record for every domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will take no more than several clicks using a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS management tool inside your Hepsia hosting CP, you could make any record that you need and as soon as you pick SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll need to input the record value, the service, the protocol and the port number and you will be all set. Optionally, if the other service provider requires it, you are also going to 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 these two options is from 1 to 100, so you will have a number of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a specific service. You could also specify how long the newly created 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.