An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry employed to outline the servers that run a specific service for a domain. Basically, you can use your domain name not just for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have an Internet site with it. If you set up the SRV record, you can pick what IP it's going to employ, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record assuming that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will allow you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you may use the same domain address many different purposes and even with different companies if the same one cannot provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, provided with each and every Linux web hosting we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record that you need for a domain address or a subdomain within your account. The user-friendly interface is a lot simpler in comparison with what other companies offer and you will not have to do anything more complicated than to fill a couple of boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to sign in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that'll appear, you have to type in the service, protocol and port information. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will matter if you have at least a couple of servers handling the same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they might 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 change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

With a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you will be able to benefit from our easy to work with DNS administration tool, which is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It will give you a very simple user interface to set up a new record for each and every domain address hosted inside the account, so if you would like to use a domain address for any purpose, you can create a completely new SRV record with just a few clicks. Using very simple text boxes, you'll have to input the service, protocol and port number info, which you should have from the company offering you the service. In addition, you're going to 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 exact same service. The default value for them is 10, but you can set any other value between 1 and 100 if necessary. Moreover, you are going to have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be live in the global DNS system after you erase it or edit it.