An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to outline the servers that run a specific service for a domain. In other words, you can use your domain name not just for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have a website with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it is going to use, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record assuming that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain many different purposes and even with different companies if the same one can't provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

If you host a domain name within a website hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to create a new SRV record with a few clicks inside the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to work with interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record in comparison with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you'll only need to fill a few boxes and you will be all set. 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 two you can set any value between 1 and 100 depending on which server you want clients to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an added option, you may choose 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. Unless required otherwise, you may leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a brand new SRV record for each and every domain hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will take no more than a couple of mouse clicks using a user-friendly interface. Via the DNS management tool within your Hepsia hosting CP, you are able to create any record you need and as soon as you choose SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to enter the service, the protocol, the record value and the port number and you will be all set. Furthermore, in case the other company requires it, you're also going to be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for these 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you've got a great deal of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a given service. You could also specify how long the newly created SRV record will remain active in case you remove it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.