An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to outline the servers that run a particular service for a domain name. Basically, you can use your domain not just for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have an Internet site with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you may choose what Internet Protocol it'll use, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will enable you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain name many different purposes and even with different companies if the same one cannot provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

Provided you have a cloud website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are handled by our system, you'll be able to create any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you log in to your website hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will simply need to fill several boxes with the required data and your new SRV record will be active in a couple of hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If required, you may also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it's going to remain active after you modify or delete it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As we recognize how aggravating it can be to deal with DNS records, we'll provide you with an easy-to-use DNS management tool as part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain addresses in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are going to be able to set up an SRV record without problems. We have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things that much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to enter the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific directions to modify the priority and / or 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 default value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value displays the time the record will keep existing after it is modified or removed.