An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry employed to define the servers which run a particular service for a domain. Basically, you’ll be able to use your Internet domain not only for an Internet 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 create the SRV record, you can select what Internet Protocol it is going to use, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established plus the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will allow you to use 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 cannot provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

In case you have a website hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain added in it are handled by our system, you'll be able to create any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you sign in to your hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you will simply need to fill several boxes with the required info and your new SRV record is going to be active within a couple of hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If necessary, you may also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it'll remain active after you modify or erase it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

By using a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you'll be able to employ the user-friendly DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It'll provide you with a simple interface to create a new record for each domain hosted inside the account, so if you would like to use a domain name for any purpose, you can create a completely new SRV record with a couple of clicks. Using basic text boxes, you will have to type in the service, protocol and port number info, which you ought to have from the company offering you the service. In addition, you will be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Moreover, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or edit it.