An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to define the servers that run a specific service for a domain. Put simply, you will be able to use your Internet domain not only for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have an Internet site with it. If you create the SRV record, you can select what IP 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 provided that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will enable you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain address for a number of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one cannot provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

You'll be able to set up a new SRV record for any one of the domain addresses which you host in a shared web hosting account on our innovative cloud platform. Assuming that the DNS records for the domain address are handled on our end, you can manage them without any difficulty 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 includes a rather user-friendly interface and all it will require to create an SRV record is to fill in just a few text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol and the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you can leave unless the other provider requires different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to stay active in case you change it or remove it at some point, the default one being 3600.