An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers that run a particular service for a domain name. Quite simply, you are able to use your Internet domain not only for a site, 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 website with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you may choose what IP it'll use, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established in addition to 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 permit you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain address for a number of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one is not able to provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host a domain address within a cloud website hosting account from our company and we handle the DNS records for it, you'll be able to create a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records area of your Hepsia CP. Our easy to navigate interface makes it more simple to create a new record in comparison with other website hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you'll simply have to fill a few boxes and you will be ready. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last two you can set any value between 1 and 100 based upon which server you'd like clients to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an extra option, you can pick how long this record is going to be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. If you're not asked otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A completely new SRV record may be created within seconds for each domain address hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is used to control the semi-dedicated accounts, features a really easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to set up any DNS record even though you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you could set up records with the DNS management tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You have to enter the service, port number and protocol details in addition to the record value in them and the new record will be active shortly after that. The priority and weight options can be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You may adjust any of the two in case the other company has required you to do so. In addition, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record is going to remain live if changed or erased, could also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.