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An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to outline the servers which run a specific service for a domain. Basically, you can use your Internet domain not just for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have an Internet site with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it's going to use, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established along with 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 type of DNS records, you can use the same domain address for various purposes and even with different companies if the same one can't provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared web hosting we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record you need for a domain name or a subdomain inside your account. The user-friendly interface is a lot simpler in comparison with what other companies offer and you will not have to do anything more complicated than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to log in, visit the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up which will appear, you have to type in the service, protocol and port details. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would matter if you have no less than a couple of servers dealing with the exact same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Since we know how frustrating it can be to deal with DNS records, we're going to present you with an easy-to-use DNS management tool as an element of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain names inside a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to set up an SRV record without any issues. We have a step-by-step guide, which will make things so much easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will have to type in the information that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific recommendations to change the priority and / or the weight values, you could leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but normally the standard value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value shows the time the record will keep existing after it is edited or removed.