An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to identify the servers that run a specific service for a domain. Quite simply, you can use your Internet domain not only for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a website with it. When you create the SRV record, you can pick what IP it'll use, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established along with the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option allows you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain name for a variety of purposes and even with different providers if the same one can't provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, included with each and every hosting service we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain name or a subdomain inside your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple than what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more complicated than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to sign in, go to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that'll show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port details. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have no less than a couple of servers handling the same service. If you use a machine from a different company, they might also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record will remain functional after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As we acknowledge how annoying it could be to manage DNS records, we will provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as an element of our custom Hepsia Control Panel, so when you host your domain names within a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to set up an SRV record without any difficulties. We also have a step-by-step guide, that will make things much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll need to enter the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to change the priority and the weight values, you may leave these two options as they are and your new record will go live within a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but typically the default value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value indicates the time the record will keep existing after it's edited or deleted.