An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to outline the servers which run a specific service for a domain name. Basically, you are able to use your domain name not just for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have an Internet site with it. When you create the SRV record, you can select what Internet Protocol it's going to use, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record in case that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will enable you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain name for various purposes and even with different providers if the same one cannot provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

If you host a domain name within a cloud hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you're going to be able to create a new SRV record with only a few mouse clicks within the DNS Records part of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our user-friendly interface makes it much easier to create a new record in comparison to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you need an SRV record, you'll only have to fill a few boxes and you'll be ready. This includes the protocol and the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority and the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value between 1 and 100 depending on which server you would like clients to access first or what recommendations the other company has given you. As an added option, you can pick how long this record will be active after you change it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If not required otherwise, you can leave the default value there.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Because we acknowledge how aggravating it may be to manage DNS records, we're going to provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so when you host your domains inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to create an SRV record without any complications. We've got a step-by-step guide, that'll make things so much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll need to enter the details that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they've given you specific recommendations to modify the priority and / or the weight values, you can leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but typically the default value of 3600 seconds is used for most records. This value indicates the time the record will continue existing after it's edited or deleted.