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. Quite simply, you’ll be able to use your Internet domain not only for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have an Internet site with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you may choose what IP it will employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record in case that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The second option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain name for a variety of purposes and even with different companies if the same one is not able to provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Hosting

The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every Linux hosting package that we offer, gives you an easy means to create any DNS record you need for a domain name or a subdomain inside your account. The easy-to-use interface is a lot simpler compared to what other companies offer and you will not have to do anything more than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to sign in, navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up that will show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port info. You can also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will matter if you have at least a couple of servers managing the exact same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

By using a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to employ the easy to work with DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting CP. It's going to provide you with a simple user interface to create a new record for every single domain address hosted inside the account, so if you need to use a domain address for any purpose, you can set up a new SRV record with only a couple of clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you will need to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you should have from the company providing you the service. Moreover, you will be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you're going to use a couple or more machines for the exact same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Additionally, you are going to have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you erase it or change it.