An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers that run a certain service for a domain name. Basically, you can use your domain name not just for a website, 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 website with it. If you set up the SRV record, you may choose what Internet Protocol it'll employ, 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 second option will permit you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain address for a variety of purposes and even with different companies if the same one cannot provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

As we realize how frustrating it could be to deal with DNS records, we're going to offer you an easy-to-use DNS administration instrument as an element of our custom Hepsia CP, so if you host your domains within a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to create an SRV record with no problems. We've got a step-by-step guide, that will make things much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you will have to enter the details that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific directions to modify the priority and the weight values, you could leave those two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) may also be set to a custom value, but usually 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 deleted.