An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to define the servers that run a particular service for a domain. Quite simply, you’re able to use your Internet domain not only for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a website with it. When you set up the SRV record, you can select what Internet Protocol it is going to employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established plus the priority and the weight of the record provided that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The latter 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 for a variety of purposes and even with different companies if the same one is not able to provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host a domain name inside a cloud web hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you will be able to set up a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to work with interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record in comparison to other hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you'll simply have to fill a few boxes and you'll be all set. 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 could set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you want clients to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an extra option, you can pick 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 asked otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A completely new SRV record may be created in a matter of seconds for each domain address hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, employed to control the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a rather easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record although you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you'll be able to create records via the DNS administration tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to 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 working soon after that. The priority and weight options can be set to every value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You may adjust each of the two in case the other provider has asked you to do so. In addition, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record is going to remain live if edited or removed, may also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.