An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to define the servers that run a particular service for a domain. Put simply, you’ll be able to use your domain not only for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have an Internet site with it. If you set up the SRV record, you may choose what IP it's going to employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will permit you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain address many different purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is unable to provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

Provided you have a shared hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name added in it are handled by our system, you're going to be able to create any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you log in to your website hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you'll simply need to fill a couple of boxes with the needed info and your new SRV record will be active within a few hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you need 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 reveals how long it is going to remain active after you modify or remove it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a brand new SRV record for every single domain address hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will require no more than a couple of mouse clicks through a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS management tool within your Hepsia hosting CP, you could make any record that you need and when you pick SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to enter the record value, the service, the protocol and also the port number and you'll be all set. Additionally, if the other company requires it, you will also be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for those two options is from 1 to 100, so you've got a number of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a given service. Also, you can outline how long the new SRV record will remain live in case you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.