An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to define the servers that run a particular service for a domain. Quite simply, you will be able to use your Internet domain not only for a site, 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. When you set up the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it is going to employ, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The second option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain name for various purposes and even with different providers if the same one is not able to provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Hosting

You're going to be able to set up a new SRV record for each of the domain names you host inside a shared website hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform. Assuming that the DNS records for the domain name are handled on our end, you are able to manage them without any difficulty in the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and only minutes later any new record which you create will be active. Hepsia includes a very intuitive interface and all it will take to set up an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record is going to be used for, the Internet protocol and also the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have default values, which you could leave except when the other provider requires different ones. TTL stands short for Time To Live and this number reveals the time in seconds for the record to be active if you modify it or erase it at some point, the default one being 3600.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Since we know how irritating it can be to manage DNS records, we are going to give you an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as a part of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domain names inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to set up an SRV record with no complications. We've got a step-by-step guide, that'll make things even easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll have to input the details that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific instructions to change the priority and / or the weight values, you can leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but usually the default value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value shows the time the record will keep existing after it is modified or removed.