An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry employed to define the servers which run a particular service for a domain. Put simply, you will be able to use your Internet domain not only for an Internet 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 a website with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it's going to employ, 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 assuming that you have a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will allow you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain for a number of purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is unable to provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain address inside a cloud hosting account from our company and we control the DNS records for it, you'll be able to create a new SRV record with a few clicks inside the DNS Records area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our easy to work with interface makes it much simpler to set up a new record compared with other web hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you will only have to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be all set. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last two you may set any value in between 1 and 100 depending on which server you would like customers to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an added option, you can choose how long this record is going to be active after you modify it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that’s measured in seconds. Unless asked otherwise, you may leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As we understand how annoying it can be to deal with DNS records, we will provide you with an easy-to-use DNS management instrument as an element of our custom-made Hepsia Control Panel, so if you host your domain names within a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to create an SRV record with no issues. We also have a step-by-step guide, that will make things so much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will need to enter the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific instructions to modify the priority and the weight values, you can leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live in a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value reveals the time the record will keep existing after it is edited or erased.