An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to identify the servers that run a certain service for a domain name. Basically, you will be able to use your Internet domain not just for a web 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 an Internet site with it. When you create the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it is going to use, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will enable 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 is unable to provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you have a cloud website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name added in it are managed by our system, you'll be able to set up any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and as soon as you sign in to your web hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you'll simply have to fill several boxes with the needed information and your new SRV record will be active in a couple of hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you would like 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 wants. If necessary, you can also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it'll remain active after you change or erase it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Because we acknowledge how aggravating it can be to deal with DNS records, we will present you with an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as part of our custom Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain addresses inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to set up an SRV record with no troubles. We also have a step-by-step guide, which will make things that much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll need to input the details that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific recommendations to change the priority and / or the weight values, you may leave those 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 typically the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value reveals the time the record will continue existing after it is changed or removed.