An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to outline the servers which run a particular service for a domain. Put simply, you will be able to use your domain not only for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even 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 can choose what IP it'll use, 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 several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will allow you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain name for a variety of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one can't provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

Provided you have a web hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain included in it are controlled by our system, you're going to be able to create any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia CP and when you sign in to your hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will only need to fill several boxes with the necessary data and your new SRV record is going to be active in several hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If needed, you can also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it'll remain active after you change or delete it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Using a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you're going to be able to take advantage of the user-friendly DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting CP. It's going to offer you a simple user interface to set up a new record for each and every domain hosted inside the account, so if you need to use a domain address for any purpose, you can set up a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks. Through simple text boxes, you will need to enter the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company providing you with the service. Also, you will be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. Furthermore, you are going to have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or change it.