An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers which run a certain service for a domain name. Quite simply, you can use your domain name not only for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have an Internet site with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you can pick what IP it's going to employ, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established plus the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have a number of SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will enable you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain address many different purposes and even with different companies if the same one cannot provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain included in it are handled by our system, you're going to be able to create any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you log in to your hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you'll simply need to fill a couple of boxes with the needed info and your new SRV record will be active in several hours. You can type in 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 wants. If necessary, you can also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it will remain active after you edit or remove it. The default TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Since we know how frustrating it may be to manage DNS records, we are going to offer you an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as an element of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to set up an SRV record with no complications. We've got a step-by-step guide, which will make things much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will have to input the info that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific directions to change the priority and / or the weight values, you may leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but usually the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value indicates the time the record will keep existing after it is changed or removed.