An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to identify the servers which run a specific 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, as an example, while you still have a website with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you can pick what IP it'll use, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established along with the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain address for a variety of purposes and even with different providers if the same one cannot provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every web hosting that we offer, gives you an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain or a subdomain in your account. The intuitive interface is a lot simpler than what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more complicated than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to sign in, visit the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up which will show up, you have to type in the service, protocol and port details. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will make a difference if you have at least a couple of servers handling the very same service. If you use 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 Hosting

Through a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to benefit from the easy to navigate DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia web hosting CP. It'll provide you with a simple user interface to create a new record for any domain address hosted in the account, so if you want to use a domain address for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with only a couple of mouse clicks. Via simple text boxes, you will have to type in the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company offering you the service. Additionally, you'll be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. Additionally, you are going to have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to any other value - thus setting the time this record will be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or modify it.