An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to define the servers which run a certain service for a domain name. Put simply, you’ll be able to use your Internet domain 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. Whenever you create the SRV record, you may choose what Internet Protocol it will employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have a number of SRV records for the very same service. The second option will permit you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain name for various purposes and even with different companies in case the same one is unable to provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

If you host a domain in a shared hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to work with interface makes it more simple to set up a new record in comparison to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you will simply need to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be ready. This includes the protocol and 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 based upon which server you would like users to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an additional option, you can choose how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If not requested otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

By using a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you are going to be able to use the user-friendly DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia web hosting CP. It will provide you with a quite simple interface to set up a new record for each domain address hosted inside the account, so if you wish to use a domain name for any purpose, you can set up a brand new SRV record with a couple of clicks. Through very simple text boxes, you will need to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you should have from the company offering you the service. Furthermore, you will be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. In addition, you'll have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or modify it.