An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to outline the servers which run a certain service for a domain name. In other words, you will be able to use your Internet domain not just for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or 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 pick what IP it will employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established along with 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 will permit you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain for a variety of purposes and even with different companies if the same one is unable to provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

In case you have a cloud hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain address added in it are managed by our system, you will be able to create any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia CP and once you log in to your hosting account and proceed to the DNS Records section, you will only need to fill several boxes with the needed data and your new SRV record is going to be active in a couple of hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number which you want to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider requires. When required, you may also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which indicates how long it is going to remain active after you modify or remove it. The default TTL value for most 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

Since we acknowledge how annoying it may be to manage DNS records, we are going to present you with an easy-to-use DNS management tool as a part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are going to be able to create an SRV record without complications. We also have a step-by-step guide, that will make things that much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll have to enter the details that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific directions to change the priority and the weight values, you could leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live within a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but typically the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for almost all records. This value shows the time the record will continue existing after it is modified or erased.