An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to outline the servers which run a particular service for a domain. In other words, you’re able to use your domain name not only for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have an Internet site with it. If you set up the SRV record, you may choose what IP it'll use, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record assuming that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option allows you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you could 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 Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, provided with each and every Linux hosting we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain name or a subdomain within your account. The user-friendly interface is much more simple compared to what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more complicated than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to sign in, go to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. In the small pop-up that will appear, 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, that would matter if you have no less than 2 servers dealing with the same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they might also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Using a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you're going to be able to employ our user-friendly DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia website hosting CP. It's going to give you a simple interface to set up a new record for each domain name hosted inside the account, so if you want to use a domain for any purpose, you can create a new SRV record with just a couple of mouse clicks. Through basic text boxes, you will need to input the service, protocol and port number information, which you ought to have from the company providing you the service. Additionally, you'll be able to choose 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 could set any other value between 1 and 100 if required. Moreover, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 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 delete it or edit it.