An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers that run a certain service for a domain. Quite simply, you will be able to use your Internet domain not just for an Internet 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 an Internet site with it. When you set up the SRV record, you may choose what IP it will employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established along with the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain for a variety of purposes and even with different providers in case the same one cannot provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

You will be able to set up a new SRV record for any one of the domains you host within a shared website hosting account on our revolutionary cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you can manage them effortlessly through the respective section of your Hepsia CP and only minutes later any new record that you set up is going to be active. Hepsia features a highly user-friendly interface and all it takes 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 default values, which you could leave unless of course the other provider needs different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number shows the time in seconds for the record to be active if you change it or delete it at some point, the default one being 3600.