An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers that run a certain service for a domain. In other words, you’ll be able to use your Internet domain not just for a web site, 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 site with it. If you create the SRV record, you can select what Internet Protocol it is going to employ, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will enable you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain for a number of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one cannot provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

If you host a domain address inside a website hosting account from our company and we manage the DNS records for it, you are going to be able to create a new SRV record with just a few clicks inside the DNS Records area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Our user-friendly interface makes it much easier to create a new record in comparison to other web hosting Control Panels, so if you require an SRV record, you will only need to fill a couple of boxes and you'll be ready. This includes the protocol and also the port number, the value i.e. the actual record, the priority plus the weight. For the last 2 you can set any value between 1 and 100 based on which server you want users to access first or what instructions the other company has given you. As an additional option, you can pick how long this record is going to be active after you edit it or delete it - the so-called Time To Live time, that is measured in seconds. If you're not requested otherwise, you can leave the default value there.