An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry employed to identify the servers that run a certain service for a domain. In other words, you will be able to use your domain not only for a website, 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. If you set up the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it will use, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established plus the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have a number of SRV records for the very same service. The second option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain for various purposes and even with different companies if the same one cannot provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

If you host a domain address within a web hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our user-friendly interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record compared with other hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll only need to fill a few boxes and you will be all set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last two you could set any value between 1 and 100 depending on which server you would like clients to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an added option, you can choose how long this record will be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If you're not asked otherwise, you may leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

A brand new SRV record may be created in a matter of seconds for any domain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, employed to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a very easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to create any DNS record even if you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you can set up records through the DNS management tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you choose SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You have to enter the service, port number and protocol information as well as the record value in them and the new record is going to be working shortly after that. The priority and weight options may be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You may change each of the two in case the other company has asked you to do so. Furthermore, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record is going to remain active if changed or deleted, may also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.