An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry employed to identify the servers which run a certain service for a domain. Quite simply, you’re able to use your domain name not only for an Internet site, 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. If you create the SRV record, you can select what Internet Protocol it'll employ, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established along with the priority and the weight of the record assuming that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will enable you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain address for various purposes and even with different companies in case the same one cannot provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

If you host a domain name inside a web hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you'll be able to create a new SRV record with just a few clicks in the DNS Records part of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to work with interface makes it more simple to set up a new record compared to other website hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you'll only need to fill a couple of boxes and you will be ready. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you may set any value in between 1 and 100 based upon which server you would like customers to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an extra option, you may choose how long this record will be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If you're not requested otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Because we realize how aggravating it can be to handle DNS records, we will give you an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as an element of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domain names inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to set up an SRV record without any complications. We also have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll need to input the information that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific instructions to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you may leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live within a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value shows the time the record will continue existing after it is modified or removed.