An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to identify the servers that run a certain service for a domain. Basically, you are able to use your domain not just for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have a website with it. If you set up the SRV record, you can choose what IP it will employ, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established along with the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will enable you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain name many different purposes and even with different companies in case the same one cannot provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Shared Website Hosting

In case you have a shared website hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are controlled by our system, you will be able to create any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you log in to your website hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you will only have to fill a couple of boxes with the needed information and your new SRV record is going to be active within several hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use plus 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. When required, you may also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it will remain active after you modify or remove it. The standard TTL value for the majority of records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Through a semi-dedicated server solution from our company, you're going to be able to benefit from our user-friendly DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It's going to give you a quite simple user interface to set up a new record for any domain name hosted within the account, so if you would like to use a domain address for any purpose, you can create a new SRV record with only a couple of clicks. Using very simple text boxes, you'll need to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company providing you the service. Additionally, you will be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you are going to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. Furthermore, you are going to have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or change it.