An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to define the servers which run a particular service for a domain name. Basically, you will be able to use your Internet domain not only for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have an Internet site with it. If you set up the SRV record, you may choose what Internet Protocol it is going to use, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established plus the priority and the weight of the record in case 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. Using this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain for various purposes and even with different companies if the same one can't provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

If you host a domain in a website hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you will be able to create a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks in the DNS Records area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to work with interface makes it much simpler to create a new record compared to other hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you'll simply have to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be all set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you may set any value between 1 and 100 based on which server you want clients to access first or what recommendations the other provider has given you. As an added option, you may choose how long this record will be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If not required otherwise, you could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

By using a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you are going to be able to take advantage of the intuitive DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It is going to provide you with a quite simple interface to set up a new record for every single domain address hosted in the account, so if you need to use a domain name for any purpose, you could create a completely new SRV record with a few mouse clicks. Using simple text boxes, you'll have to enter the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company providing you the service. Furthermore, you'll be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. Furthermore, you have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 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.