An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry employed to outline the servers that run a specific service for a domain. In other words, you’ll be able to use your domain name not just for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have a website with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you may choose what IP it is going to use, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain address for a variety of purposes and even with different providers in case the same one cannot provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

If you host a domain name within a shared hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to work with interface makes it more simple to create a new record compared with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will simply need to fill a few boxes and you will be ready. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last two you may set any value in between 1 and 100 based 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 change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. Unless requested otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Because we know how irritating it may be to deal with DNS records, we'll provide you with an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as a part of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domain addresses inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to set up an SRV record without any troubles. We have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will have to input the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific recommendations to modify the priority and the weight values, you can leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live in a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but usually the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value displays the time the record will keep existing after it's modified or removed.