An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to outline the servers that run a certain service for a domain. Put simply, you’re able to use your domain name not only for a 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 a site with it. When you create the SRV record, you can choose what IP it's going to employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record assuming that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain for various purposes and even with different providers if the same one cannot provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

In case you have a cloud hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain address included in it are controlled by our system, you are going to be able to create any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you log in to your website hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will only have to fill several boxes with the required information and your new SRV record will be active within a few hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. When required, you can also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it'll remain active after you edit or delete it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a new SRV record for every single domain address hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will require no more than a couple of clicks through a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS administration tool within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you are able to create any record that you need and as soon as you pick SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to type in the record value, the protocol, the service as well as the port number and you will be all set. Additionally, in case the other service provider requires it, you are also going to be able to set the weight and priority values if they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for those two options is from 1 to 100, so you have numerous possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a specific service. Also, you can outline how long the newly created SRV record will remain live in case you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.