An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to identify the servers which run a specific service for a domain. Basically, you are able to use your domain name not only for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have an Internet site with it. When you set up the SRV record, you can choose what IP it'll use, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have a number of SRV records for the very same service. The second option will enable you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain address for a variety of purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is not able to provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

If you have a web hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are managed by our system, you are going to be able to create any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and once you log in to your hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll only need to fill a few boxes with the necessary information and your new SRV record is going to be active within a couple of hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If necessary, you can even modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it's going to remain active after you modify or erase it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a new SRV record for any domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and is going to take no more than just a few clicks using a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS management tool inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you are able to create any record that you need and once you select SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will need to input the record value, the service, the protocol and also the port number and you'll be set. Furthermore, if the other service provider requires it, you will also be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for these two options is from 1 to 100, so you've got quite a lot of possibilities if you use many servers for a given service. You can also determine how long the newly created SRV record will remain active if you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.