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. Quite simply, you can use your Internet domain not only for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a website with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it will employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option allows you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain address for various purposes and even with different providers in case the same one cannot provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with each and every shared website hosting that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain name or a subdomain inside your account. The easy-to-use interface is simpler than what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to sign in, go to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up which will appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will matter if you have no less than two servers managing the exact same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they might also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you modify it in the future.