An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to identify the servers which run a particular service for a domain name. Put simply, you’ll be able to use your Internet domain not only for a web site, 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 create the SRV record, you may choose what Internet Protocol it will employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established along with the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The second option will allow you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain name for a variety of purposes and even with different providers in case the same one can't provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

In case you have a shared website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are handled by our system, you are going to be able to create any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you log in to your hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll simply have to fill several boxes with the needed information and your new SRV record will be active in a few hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If needed, you can even modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it'll remain active after you change or remove it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you are going to be able to benefit from the easy to navigate DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia website hosting CP. It'll offer you a very simple user interface to set up a new record for each and every domain hosted in the account, so if you wish to use a domain address for any purpose, you can set up a new SRV record with a couple of mouse clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you'll need to type in the service, protocol and port number details, which you ought to have from the company providing you the service. Moreover, you are going to 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 default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Moreover, you'll have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or edit it.