An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to identify the servers that run a certain service for a domain name. Basically, you will be 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, as an example, while you still have a site with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it's going to employ, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record in case that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will permit you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain name many different purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is unable to provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain name within a cloud hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with just a few clicks within the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to navigate 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 will only have to fill a couple of boxes and you will be all set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you could set any value between 1 and 100 depending on which server you want 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 edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. If not requested otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a brand new SRV record for every single domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will require no more than just a few mouse clicks using a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS administration tool in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you can create any record that you need and once you select SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will need to insert the record value, the service, the protocol and the port number and you'll be ready. In addition, if the other company requires it, you're 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 numerous possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a given service. You may also define how long the new 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.