An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to define the servers that run a specific service for a domain name. Quite simply, you’re able to use your domain name not only for an Internet 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 an Internet site with it. If you create the SRV record, you can pick what IP it'll employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established plus the priority and the weight of the record provided that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The second option will permit you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain name for a number of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one can't provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

Provided you have a shared hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are managed by our system, you will be able to create any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you sign in to your web hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you will only have to fill a couple of boxes with the needed information and your new SRV record will be active within a few hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. When required, you can even modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it will remain active after you change or delete it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Because we recognize how annoying it may be to deal with DNS records, we will provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as a part of our custom Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain names inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to create an SRV record with no issues. We also have a step-by-step guide, that will make things that much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will have to type in the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific directions to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you may leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but normally the default value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value shows the time the record will keep existing after it's edited or removed.