An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers which run a particular service for a domain name. Quite simply, you are able to use your domain name not only for a web 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 an Internet site with it. When you set up the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol 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 you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will permit you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain name for a variety of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one is unable to provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

In case you have a cloud hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain included in it are handled by our system, you'll be able to set up any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you log in to your website hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you'll simply have to fill several boxes with the required info and your new SRV record will be active within several hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If required, you can even modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it's going to remain active after you change or delete it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you’re able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Through a semi-dedicated server package from us, you're going to be able to take advantage of the easy to work with DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It will offer you a simple interface to set up a new record for each and every domain name hosted in the account, so if you need to use a domain address for any purpose, you could create a completely new SRV record with a couple of mouse clicks. Using basic text boxes, you will need to input the service, protocol and port number details, which you must have from the company offering you the service. Moreover, you'll be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. Moreover, you are going to have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or edit it.