An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to identify the servers which run a specific service for a domain name. In other words, you’ll be able to use your domain not only for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a site with it. If you create the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it will use, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established plus the priority and the weight of the record in case that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The second option allows you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain address for various purposes and even with different providers in case the same one can't provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia CP, provided with each and every Linux cloud website hosting that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain or a subdomain in your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple in comparison with what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more difficult than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to sign in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that'll show up, you have to enter the service, protocol and port details. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have at least two servers managing the very same service. If you are using a machine from a different provider, they may also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

A brand new SRV record could be created within seconds for every domain address hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is used to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, features a rather easy-to-use interface, so you will be able to create any DNS record even though you may have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you could create records with the DNS management tool, which is part of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You need to enter the service, port number and protocol information along with the record value in them and the new record will be live shortly after that. The priority and weight options can be set to any value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You can change each of the two if the other company has asked you to do so. Furthermore, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which reveals the duration a record is going to remain working if changed or removed, could also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.