An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry employed to identify the servers that run a particular service for a domain name. Quite simply, you can use your domain name not just for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have an Internet site with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it will use, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record assuming 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. With this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain name 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 Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are managed by our system, you're going to be able to set up any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you sign in to your web hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you will simply need to fill several boxes with the required information and your new SRV record will be active within a couple of hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number you'd like to use along with the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If required, you can even edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it will remain active after you edit or erase it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it if you do not specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Creating a completely new SRV record for every domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will require no more than a couple of clicks via a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS management tool inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you could make any record that you need and once you pick SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to input the record value, the service, the protocol along with the port number and you will be ready. Furthermore, in case the other company requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for these 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you've got a great deal of possibilities if you use a lot of servers for a specific service. You may also define how long the new SRV record will remain active if you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.