An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to define the servers which run a specific service for a domain. Quite simply, you’re able to use your domain name not just for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a site with it. If you set up the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it'll employ, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will permit you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain address for a number of purposes and even with different providers if the same one cannot provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

If you host a domain in a shared hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to set up a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to work with interface makes it more simple to set up a new record compared with other web hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you'll only have 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 and the weight. For the last two you can set any value between 1 and 100 based on which server you'd like clients to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an extra option, you can select 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. Unless requested otherwise, you may leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Through a semi-dedicated server package from us, you are going to be able to benefit from the user-friendly DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia hosting CP. It's going to provide you with a rather simple user interface to create a new record for each domain address hosted inside the account, so if you wish to use a domain address for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with just a few clicks. Using basic text boxes, you'll need to type in the service, protocol and port number information, which you must have from the company providing you with the service. Moreover, you're going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. In addition, you have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 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 delete it or edit it.