An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to identify the servers which run a certain service for a domain name. Basically, you’ll be able to use your Internet domain not just for an Internet 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 a website with it. If you set up the SRV record, you may choose what IP it will use, on which port the connection to the specific 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 permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain name for various purposes and even with different providers in case the same one can't provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you have a cloud web hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain included in it are handled by our system, you will be able to set up any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you sign in to your web hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you will simply have to fill a couple of boxes with the needed data and your new SRV record is going to be active within a few hours. You can input 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 need to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If required, you can even change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it is going to remain active after you change or delete it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

A completely new SRV record may be created in just seconds for every domain name hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, employed to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a very easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record even when you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you could set up records with the DNS management tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you choose SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You need to enter the service, port number and protocol info as well as the record value in them and the new record is going to be operational right after that. The priority and weight options could be set to any value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You'll be able to adjust 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 live if changed or removed, may also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.