An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to define the servers that run a specific service for a domain name. In other words, you are able to use your Internet domain not just 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. If you set up the SRV record, you may choose what IP it'll use, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain for a number of purposes and even with different companies if the same one is unable to provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you host a domain name in a shared website hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to create a new SRV record with a few clicks inside the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our intuitive interface makes it more simple to set up a new record compared to other hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you'll only need to fill a few 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 may set any value between 1 and 100 based on which server you would like clients to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an additional option, you can select how long this record is going to be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If not requested otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Through a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you're going to be able to benefit from the easy to work with DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It'll give you a quite simple user interface to create a new record for every single domain hosted inside the account, so if you need to use a domain for any purpose, you can set up a completely new SRV record with only a couple of mouse clicks. Through very simple text boxes, you'll need to type in the service, protocol and port number info, which you ought to have from the company offering you the service. Furthermore, you're going to be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. In addition, you will have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - this way setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you remove it or change it.