An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to define the servers that run a specific service for a domain. Basically, you are able to use your domain not just for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have a website with it. If you set up the SRV record, you can pick what IP it's going to use, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record in case that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will enable you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain address for various purposes and even with different providers if the same one cannot provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

Provided you have a cloud web hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain address included in it are handled by our system, you're going to be able to create any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you log in to your web hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you will only need to fill a couple of boxes with the required info and your new SRV record will be active within a few hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. When required, you can even edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it's going to remain active after you edit or remove it. The standard TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Through a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you're going to be able to employ our user-friendly DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It'll give you a simple user interface to set up a new record for any domain name hosted in the account, so if you need to use a domain address for any purpose, you could create a brand new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks. Through very simple text boxes, you'll have to enter the service, protocol and port number information, which you ought to have from the company providing you the service. Additionally, you're going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. Additionally, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - in this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or edit it.