An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to outline the servers that run a particular service for a domain name. Put simply, you’ll be able to use your Internet domain not only for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have a website with it. When you create the SRV record, you can select what Internet Protocol it is going to employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will allow you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain address for a number of purposes and even with different providers if the same one can't provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Hosting

If you host a domain address within a hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to set up a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks inside the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our user-friendly interface makes it much easier to set up a new record compared to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you'll only have to fill a couple of boxes and you will be set. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value between 1 and 100 based on which server you want users to access first or what instructions the other provider has given you. As an additional option, you may choose how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If not asked otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A completely new SRV record can be created within just seconds for every domain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, used to control the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a very easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record even though you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you'll be able to create records via the DNS management tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You need to type the service, port number and protocol details along with the record value in them and the new record will be working soon after that. The priority and weight options can be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You can change any one of the two in case the other company has asked you to do so. Moreover, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record is going to remain live if changed or erased, can also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.