An SRV record, which signifies Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to identify the servers that run a specific service for a domain. Basically, you are able to use your domain name not only for an Internet site, 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. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you may choose what IP it is going to employ, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to 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 will permit you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain for a number of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one can't provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Hosting

The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every Linux hosting we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record you need for a domain or a subdomain in your account. The easy-to-use interface is simpler than what other companies provide and you'll not have to do anything more difficult than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to sign in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up which will appear, you have to type in the service, protocol and port info. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will matter if you have no less than two servers handling the same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value determines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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