An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to define the servers that run a certain service for a domain. Put simply, you’re able to use your Internet domain not just for a website, 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 site with it. If 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 plus the priority and the weight of the record assuming that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The second option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain name many different purposes and even with different providers if the same one is unable to provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain name within a cloud hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you will be able to create a new SRV record with a few clicks within the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to navigate interface makes it much easier to create a new record compared with other hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you will only have to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be ready. This includes the protocol as well as the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you could set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you would like customers to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an additional option, you can select how long this record will be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, which is measured in seconds. If you're not required otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Since we understand how frustrating it could be to manage DNS records, we are going to offer you an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as an element of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domain addresses within a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to set up an SRV record without any difficulties. We've got a step-by-step guide, which will make things much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to enter the details that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to modify the priority and the weight values, you can leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live in a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but usually the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value displays the time the record will continue existing after it's changed or deleted.