An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers that run a particular service for a domain name. Put simply, you’ll 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. If you create the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it's going to use, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established along with the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will allow you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type 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 Shared Hosting

Provided you have a shared hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain address included in it are handled by our system, you will be able to create any record that you need with ease, 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 go to the DNS Records section, you'll only need to fill a couple of boxes with the required data and your new SRV record will be active within several hours. You can enter the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use and also the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you would like to set up your system or what the third-party provider wants. If required, you can also change the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which shows how long it'll remain active after you modify or delete it. The default TTL value for almost all records is 3600 seconds and you’ll be able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As we realize how irritating it could be to manage DNS records, we will provide you with an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as an element of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so if you host your domains inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you are going to be able to create an SRV record without any issues. We also have a step-by-step guide, which will make things much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you'll need to input the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific instructions to modify the priority and the weight values, you could leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live in a couple of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but typically the default value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value reveals the time the record will keep existing after it is changed or removed.