An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry employed to outline the servers which run a particular service for a domain name. In other words, you can use your domain name not only for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a site with it. When you set up the SRV record, you can select what IP it is going to employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain for a number of purposes and even with different companies if the same one cannot provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

If you have a website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain included in it are controlled by our system, you are going to be able to set up any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you log in to your web hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you'll only need to fill a couple of boxes with the required information and your new SRV record will be active in several hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If required, you can even change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it is going to remain active after you modify or remove it. The standard TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A new SRV record could be created in a matter of seconds for every domain address hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, used to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a really easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to create any DNS record even though you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you'll be able to create records with the DNS management tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you choose SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You will need to input the service, port number and protocol information as well as the record value in them and the new record will be active soon after that. The priority and weight options could be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You could change each of the two if the other provider has asked you to do so. Moreover, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which reveals the duration a record will remain working if changed or deleted, can also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.