An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to identify the servers which run a certain service for a domain. Quite simply, you can use your domain name not only for a website, 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 website with it. If you set up the SRV record, you can select what Internet Protocol it'll use, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established as well as 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 allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain address many different purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is not able to provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain within a cloud hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you're 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 CP. Our user-friendly interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record compared to other website hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will only have to fill a couple of boxes and you will be ready. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you may set any value in 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 additional option, you can choose how long this record will be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. Unless asked otherwise, you may leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A new SRV record could be created within just seconds for each domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, employed to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a really easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to set up any DNS record even when you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you may set up records through the DNS administration tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You will need to input the service, port number and protocol information in addition to the record value in them and the new record is going to be operational shortly after that. The priority and weight options may be set to any value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You may adjust any one of the two in case the other provider has required you to do so. Also, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record will remain working if edited or removed, can also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.