An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry employed to identify the servers which run a particular service for a domain. Basically, you’ll be able to use your domain not only for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have an Internet site with it. When you set up the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it will use, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established plus the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The second option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain address for a number of purposes and even with different providers in case the same one cannot provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

If you host a domain within a shared hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few clicks in the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to work with interface makes it much easier to create a new record compared with other hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you'll only have to fill a few boxes and you'll be ready. This includes the protocol as well as 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 on which server you would like users to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an added option, you can select 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 required otherwise, you may leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a brand new SRV record for each and every domain address hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will require no more than a couple of mouse clicks via a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS administration tool in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you could make any record you need and once you pick SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to enter the record value, the protocol, the service as well as the port number and you will be ready. In addition, in case the other service provider requires it, you are also going to be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for those 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you've got numerous possibilities if you use many servers for a specific service. You may also determine how long the newly created SRV record will remain live in case you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.