An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to identify the servers that run a particular service for a domain name. Quite simply, you’ll be able to use your domain not just for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a website with it. When you create the SRV record, you can select what IP it is going to employ, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established along with the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have a number of SRV records for the very same service. The second option will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain name for various purposes and even with different providers if the same one is not able to provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia CP, which comes with each and every cloud plan that we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain within your account. The user-friendly interface is simpler compared to what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more than to fill a few 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 make a difference if you have at least 2 servers managing the same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they could also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record will remain functional after you change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

With a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to benefit from the easy to work with DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It is going to give you a very simple interface to create a new record for each domain hosted in the account, so if you wish to use a domain for any purpose, you can set up a new SRV record with just a few clicks. Via very simple text boxes, you'll have to input the service, protocol and port number information, which you should have from the company providing you with the service. Furthermore, you will be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. In addition, you'll have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you erase it or change it.