An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers that run a particular service for a domain. In other words, you are able to use your domain name not just for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a site with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you may choose what IP it'll employ, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record in case that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain address for a variety of purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is unable to provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

In case you have a website hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain included in it are handled by our system, you are going to be able to set up any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia CP and when you sign in to your hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you'll simply have to fill several boxes with the necessary data and your new SRV record is going to be active within a few hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If needed, you may also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it will remain active after you modify or erase it. The default TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Using a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you are going to be able to employ our user-friendly DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP. It is going to give you a simple interface to create a new record for each and every domain hosted in the account, so if you want to use a domain name for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with just a few clicks. Using simple text boxes, you'll need to type in the service, protocol and port number information, which you should have from the company offering you the service. Additionally, you're going to be able to choose 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 may set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Additionally, you are going to have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or edit it.