An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to identify the servers that run a particular service for a domain. Basically, you can use your Internet domain not only for an Internet 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 a site with it. If you create the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it will employ, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will enable you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain name for a number of purposes and even with different providers if the same one is not able to provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain address within a cloud hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you'll be able to set up a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records section of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to work with interface makes it much easier to set up a new record compared with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will only have to fill a couple of boxes and you will be all set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last two you can set any value in between 1 and 100 based upon which server you'd like clients to access first or what instructions the other provider 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, which is measured in seconds. If you're not requested otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Since we know how frustrating it could be to deal with DNS records, we're going to provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as part of our custom Hepsia CP, so if you host your domains within a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're going to be able to set up an SRV record without complications. We have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things that much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll have to enter the details that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific recommendations to change the priority and the weight values, you could leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live in a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value displays the time the record will continue existing after it is changed or removed.