An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to define the servers that run a certain service for a domain. Put simply, you’re able to use your domain not only for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a website with it. When you create the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol 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 several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain name many different purposes and even with different companies if the same one can't provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain included in it are managed by our system, you're going to be able to create any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia CP and when you log in to your website hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will only need to fill a couple of boxes with the necessary information and your new SRV record will be active in several hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If needed, you can also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it will remain active after you edit or erase it. The default TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Since we realize how frustrating it can be to manage DNS records, we will provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as an element of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domain addresses in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're going to be able to set up an SRV record without problems. We also have a step-by-step guide, which will make things even easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will have to type in the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific recommendations to change the priority and the weight values, you could leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but normally the default value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value indicates the time the record will continue existing after it's modified or removed.