An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to identify the servers which run a certain service for a domain. Quite simply, you will be able to use your Internet domain not just for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have an Internet site with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you can choose what IP it'll employ, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established along with the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have a number of SRV records for the very same service. The second option will enable you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain name many different purposes and even with different companies in case the same one cannot provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

In case you have a website hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain added in it are handled by our system, you will be able to set up any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you log in to your hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will simply need to fill several boxes with the needed data and your new SRV record will be active in several hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. When required, you can even change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it will remain active after you modify or remove it. The default TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

By using a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you're going to be able to benefit from our easy to work with DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It'll offer you a simple interface to create a new record for each domain hosted inside the account, so if you want to use a domain name for any purpose, you can set up a brand new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you will have to enter the service, protocol and port number details, which you must have from the company providing you the service. Also, you will be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you're going to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Additionally, you are going to have the option to adjust 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 remove it or modify it.