An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to identify the servers that run a particular service for a domain name. Put simply, you’ll be able to use your domain not just for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a site with it. When you set up the SRV record, you can pick what IP it will use, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record provided that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option allows you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain address for a variety of purposes and even with different providers if the same one can't provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Shared Hosting

In case you have a shared hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain address included in it are controlled by our system, you will be able to create any record that you need effortlessly, including an SRV one. This is done with the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you sign in to your hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will only need to fill several boxes with the necessary data and your new SRV record is going to be active within a few hours. You can input the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record depending on how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If necessary, you may also modify the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it is going to 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 Servers

Setting up a completely new SRV record for any domain name hosted in a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will require no more than several clicks through a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS management tool within your Hepsia web hosting CP, you could make any record you need and once you pick SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll need to insert the record value, the protocol, the service along with the port number and you'll be set. Optionally, in case the other company requires it, you are also going to be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for those two options is from 1 to 100, so you have lots of possibilities if you use many servers for a particular service. You can also define how long the newly created SRV record will remain active in case you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.