An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to outline the servers which run a certain service for a domain name. Put simply, you are able to use your domain not just for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have an Internet site with it. If 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 plus the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have a number of SRV records for the very same service. The second option allows you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain address for a number of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one can't provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you have a cloud website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain included in it are handled by our system, you will be able to set up any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you sign in to your web hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you will only need to fill a few boxes with the necessary data and your new SRV record will be active in a couple of hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If needed, you can even change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it is going to remain active after you change or delete it. The standard TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you can leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Using a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to benefit from our easy to work with DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia hosting CP. It's going to provide you with a very simple interface to set up a new record for any domain hosted in the account, so if you wish to use a domain for any purpose, you can set up a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you'll need to enter the service, protocol and port number info, which you should have from the company providing you with the service. In addition, you are going to be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you're going to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Moreover, you'll have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or edit it.