An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to define the servers that run a particular service for a domain name. Basically, you’re able to use your domain name not just for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a website with it. When you set up the SRV record, you can 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 provided that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain address for a variety of purposes and even with different providers in case the same one can't provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

If you host a domain name inside a web hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to create a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records part of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to navigate interface makes it more simple to create a new record in comparison with other hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will simply have to fill a few boxes and you will be set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value between 1 and 100 depending on which server you would like clients to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an added option, you may choose how long this record will be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. Unless asked otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

A brand new SRV record may be created within seconds for each domain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is used to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a very easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to set up any DNS record although you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you may set up records via the DNS management tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You have to enter the service, port number and protocol information as well as the record value in them and the new record will be live shortly after that. The priority and weight options can be set to every value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You could adjust each of the two if the other company has asked you to do so. Additionally, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record will remain active if changed or erased, may also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.