An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry employed to define the servers which run a certain service for a domain. In other words, you’re able to use your domain name not only 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. When you set up the SRV record, you can pick what IP it'll use, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The second option will enable you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain many different purposes and even with different providers in case the same one cannot provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every shared hosting that we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain name or a subdomain within your account. The easy-to-use interface is much more simple than what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to log in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up that will appear, you have to enter the service, protocol and port info. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will make a difference if you have no less than 2 servers dealing with the very same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they might also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Since we recognize how frustrating it can be to deal with DNS records, we'll give you an easy-to-use DNS management tool as a part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so when you host your domains inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're going to be able to create an SRV record with no difficulties. We have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll need to type in the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific directions to change the priority and / or the weight values, you can leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live in a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but typically the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value shows the time the record will keep existing after it's modified or deleted.