An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to outline the servers that run a particular service for a domain. Quite simply, you will be able to use your domain name not only for a web 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 select what Internet Protocol it is going to use, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established plus the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain name for a number of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one cannot provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, included with each and every website hosting service that we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record you need for a domain name or a subdomain inside your account. The intuitive interface is a lot simpler in comparison with what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more complicated than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to sign in, visit the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that will appear, you have to enter the service, protocol and port details. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will matter if you have at least two servers managing the same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record will remain functional after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As we know how frustrating it may be to manage DNS records, we will offer you an easy-to-use DNS management tool as part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to set up an SRV record with no difficulties. We also have a step-by-step guide, which will make things even easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll have to enter the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific recommendations to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you may leave these two options as they are and your 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 normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value reveals the time the record will keep existing after it's changed or erased.