An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to define the servers that run a particular service for a domain name. In other words, you’re able to use your domain name not only for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have an Internet site with it. Whenever you set up 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 as well as the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The second option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain name for a number of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one is not able to provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain address inside a cloud hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to set up a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our user-friendly interface makes it much easier to set up a new record in comparison with other web hosting Control Panels, so if you want an SRV record, you'll only need to fill a few boxes and you'll 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 could set any value in between 1 and 100 based on which server you would like clients to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an added option, you can choose 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 could leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A new SRV record can be created in a matter of seconds for each and every domain address hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, employed to manage the semi-dedicated accounts, features a rather 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 are able to set up records with the DNS administration tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you select SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You need to type the service, port number and protocol info plus the record value in them and the new record is going to be operational shortly after that. The priority and weight options can be set to any value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You could change any one of the two in case the other provider has required you to do so. Furthermore, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which reveals the duration a record is going to remain functioning if changed or removed, can also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.