An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to define the servers that run a specific service for a domain name. Basically, you’re able to use your Internet domain not only for an Internet 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. If you create the SRV record, you can pick what IP it's going to employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will 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 employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain address for a variety of purposes and even with different companies if the same one can't provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you have a cloud website hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain added in it are controlled by our system, you are going to be able to set up any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia CP and once you log in to your hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will simply have to fill a couple of boxes with the needed info and your new SRV record is going to be active within a few hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If necessary, you may also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it's going to remain active after you modify or delete it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a completely new SRV record for every single domain hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will take no more than just a few clicks via a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS management tool inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you could make any record you need and when you select SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to input the service, the protocol, the record value as well as the port number and you'll be all set. In addition, in case the other service provider requires it, you are also going to be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for those two options is from 1 to 100, so you have a great deal of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a particular service. You can also define how long the new SRV record will remain live if you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.