An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to outline the servers that run a certain service for a domain. Basically, 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, for example, while you still have an Internet site with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it will employ, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established plus the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will allow you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain for various purposes and even with different companies if the same one is unable to provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host a domain name within a cloud website hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with just a few clicks inside the DNS Records section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to navigate interface makes it more simple to set up a new record compared with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you'll simply need to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value in between 1 and 100 based on which server you'd like users to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an additional option, you can select how long this record is going to be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. Unless required otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Setting up a new SRV record for each and every domain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will require no more than a few mouse clicks through a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS management tool in your Hepsia website hosting CP, you can create any record that you need and once you select SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll need to insert the record value, the service, the protocol as well as the port number and you will be ready. In addition, if the other company requires it, you will also be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for those 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you've got quite a lot of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a given service. You can also define how long the newly created SRV record will remain live in case you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.