An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to outline the servers which run a certain service for a domain name. Basically, you’ll be able to use your domain not just for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a site with it. If you set up the SRV record, you can select what IP it's going to employ, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The second option will enable you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain address for a number of purposes and even with different providers if the same one cannot provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

In case you have a cloud hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain included in it are managed by our system, you are going to be able to set up any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and when you sign in to your hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you will simply need to fill several boxes with the required data and your new SRV record will be active in a few hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If necessary, you may also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it'll remain active after you modify or remove it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

A brand new SRV record could be created in just seconds for every single domain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, employed to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a rather easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to set up any DNS record even if you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you can create records with the DNS management tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you choose SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You need to type the service, port number and protocol information in addition to the record value in them and the new record is going to be operational soon after that. The priority and weight options may be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You may adjust any of the two if the other provider has required you to do so. Additionally, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record will remain functioning if edited or erased, can also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.