An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to identify the servers that run a certain service for a domain name. Put simply, you can use your Internet domain not just for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a website with it. When you set up the SRV record, you may choose what Internet Protocol it is going to employ, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will permit you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain address for various purposes and even with different companies if the same one can't provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

In case you have a web hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name added in it are managed by our system, you will be able to set up any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you sign in to your website hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you'll simply need to fill a few boxes with the required info and your new SRV record is going to be active in a few hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use as well as the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If needed, you may also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it is going to remain active after you modify or delete it. The default TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Because we acknowledge how annoying it can be to deal with DNS records, we'll provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as an element of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domain addresses in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to create an SRV record without problems. We have a step-by-step guide, that will make things much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll need to type in the details that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific directions to change the priority and the weight values, you can leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but usually the default value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value displays the time the record will keep existing after it's changed or removed.