An SRV record, which means 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 domain name not just for a website, 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. If you set up the SRV record, you may choose what Internet Protocol it's 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 provided that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The second option will allow you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain address for various purposes and even with different companies if the same one cannot provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have a cloud website hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are handled by our system, you're going to be able to set up any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia CP and once you sign in to your hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you will simply need to fill a few boxes with the needed information and your new SRV record will be active in several hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use along with 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 needs. If needed, you can also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it's going to remain active after you modify or remove it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

A brand new SRV record may be created in just seconds for each and every domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, employed to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, includes a really easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to set up any DNS record even when you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you could create records via the DNS management tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You have to type the service, port number and protocol info along with the record value in them and the new record will be operational soon after that. The priority and weight options may be set to every value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You could adjust any one of the two if the other company has requested you to do so. In addition, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record will remain working if edited or erased, could also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.