An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to define the servers that run a certain service for a domain name. Basically, you can use your domain not just for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a website with it. When you create the SRV record, you can choose what IP it is going to employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established plus the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The second option will allow you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain name for a variety of purposes and even with different companies if the same one cannot provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

If you host a domain inside a shared hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our intuitive interface makes it much easier to create a new record in comparison with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll simply have to fill a few boxes and you'll be set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value between 1 and 100 based on which server you want clients to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an additional option, you may choose how long this record will be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If not required otherwise, you may leave the default value there.