An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to identify the servers that run a specific service for a domain name. Basically, you are able to use your 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, as an example, while you still have an Internet site with it. When you set up the SRV record, you can choose what IP it will use, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established along with the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will enable you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain name for a variety of purposes and even with different providers if the same one is unable to provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you host a domain name inside a shared website hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to create a new SRV record with a few clicks in the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our intuitive interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record in comparison to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll simply have to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be set. This includes the protocol and also 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 based upon which server you want users to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an additional option, you can choose how long this record is going to be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If not asked otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Using a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you are going to be able to benefit from the user-friendly DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP. It will provide you with a rather simple user interface to create a new record for each domain address hosted within the account, so if you need to use a domain for any purpose, you can create a completely new SRV record with a couple of clicks. Through basic text boxes, you will need to enter the service, protocol and port number details, which you ought to have from the company offering you the service. Additionally, you will be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Additionally, you will have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or edit it.