An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to identify the servers that run a certain service for a domain name. Quite simply, you’ll be able to use your domain not only for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have a website with it. When you create the SRV record, you may choose what IP it will use, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record provided that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will enable you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain for a variety of purposes and even with different providers in case the same one can't provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

Provided you have a shared website hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain added in it are handled by our system, you will be able to set up any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you log in to your hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will only have to fill several boxes with the needed data and your new SRV record is going to be active within a few hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use plus 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. When required, you can also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it's going to remain active after you change or remove it. The standard TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you are able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Using a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you're going to be able to take advantage of our user-friendly DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It will provide you with a quite simple interface to set up a new record for each domain address hosted within the account, so if you want to use a domain for any purpose, you could create a brand new SRV record with only a couple of clicks. Using simple text boxes, you will have to input the service, protocol and port number details, which you should have from the company providing you the service. In addition, you'll be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Additionally, you will have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or edit it.