An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to identify the servers which run a specific service for a domain name. Put simply, you are able to use your Internet domain 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 a site with it. If you create the SRV record, you can pick what IP it's going to use, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established plus the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain name for a number of purposes and even with different providers in case the same one can't provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

Provided you have a cloud hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are handled by our system, you're going to be able to set up any record that you need easily, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and as soon as you sign in to your hosting account and check out the DNS Records section, you will only need to fill a couple of boxes with the needed info and your new SRV record is going to be active in a few hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you want to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. When required, you can also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it is going to remain active after you change or remove it. The default TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you're going to be able to employ our user-friendly DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting CP. It's going to give you a simple interface to set up a new record for each domain name hosted in the account, so if you want to use a domain name for any purpose, you can set up a new SRV record with just a few mouse clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you'll have to type in the service, protocol and port number info, which you ought to have from the company providing you with the service. Furthermore, you're going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Additionally, you are going to have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - this way setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you delete it or modify it.