An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to define the servers which run a certain service for a domain name. In other words, you can 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 a site with it. If you set up the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it is going to employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established along with the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have a number of SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain many different purposes and even with different providers if the same one is not able to provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you host a domain in a shared web hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to set up a new SRV record with just a few clicks inside the DNS Records part 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 need an SRV record, you'll simply have to fill a few boxes and you'll be set. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value between 1 and 100 depending on which server you would like clients to access first or what recommendations the other provider 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, that’s measured in seconds. If not asked otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Using a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to use our easy to work with DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia hosting CP. It's going to give you a very simple interface to create a new record for each and every domain name hosted within the account, so if you want to use a domain name for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with a few mouse clicks. Using basic text boxes, you will need to type in the service, protocol and port number information, which you ought to 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're 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 necessary. In addition, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or change it.