An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to outline the servers that run a certain service for a domain. Quite simply, you can use your domain name not just for a web 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. If you set up the SRV record, you can choose what IP it is going to use, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established plus the priority and the weight of the record assuming that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The second option will enable you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain for various purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is not able to provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you have a cloud website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name added in it are managed by our system, you're going to be able to set up any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and as soon as you log in to your website hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you'll only need to fill several boxes with the required info and your new SRV record is going to be active in a few hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. If needed, you may also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it's going to remain active after you change or delete it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

A new SRV record can be created within just seconds for any domain name hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, employed to control the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a rather easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record although you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you can create records using the DNS administration tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you choose SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You have to type the service, port number and protocol info along with the record value in them and the new record will be live shortly after that. The priority and weight options can be set to every value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You could change any one of the two in case the other provider has asked you to do so. Also, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record is going to remain functioning if changed or removed, may also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.