An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry employed to define the servers that run a particular service for a domain. Basically, you are able to use your domain name not just 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 can select what Internet Protocol it's going to employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record in case that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The second option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain many different purposes and even with different companies if the same one is not able to provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every shared hosting that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain name or a subdomain within your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple compared to what other companies offer and you will not have to do anything more difficult than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to sign in, go to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that will appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port info. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have no less than two servers handling the very same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Since we know how aggravating it could be to deal with DNS records, we will offer you an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as an element of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain names within a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to set up an SRV record with no troubles. We've got a step-by-step guide, that will make things that much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll have to input the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you may leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live within a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but typically the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value reveals the time the record will keep existing after it is modified or removed.