An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to identify the servers that run a particular service for a domain. Quite simply, you can use your domain not only for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a site with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you can choose what IP it will use, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established plus the priority and the weight of the record provided that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain name for a number of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one is unable to provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are handled by our system, you are going to be able to set up any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia CP and once you sign in to your website hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you will simply have to fill a few boxes with the required data and your new SRV record is going to be active in a couple of hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If required, you may also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it will remain active after you modify or delete it. The default TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Using a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to use the easy to work with DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia web hosting CP. It'll offer you a rather simple interface to set up a new record for any domain name hosted within the account, so if you want to use a domain for any purpose, you can set up a new SRV record with only a couple of clicks. Via simple text boxes, you will have to input the service, protocol and port number information, which you ought to have from the company offering you the service. Moreover, you're going to be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. Additionally, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or edit it.