An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to define the servers that run a certain service for a domain name. Put simply, you’ll be able to use your domain not just for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a site with it. If you set up the SRV record, you can select what IP it is going to use, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record provided that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The second option will allow you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you could use the same domain address for various purposes and even with different companies in case the same one cannot provide all services that you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia CP, bundled with each and every Linux cloud website hosting package we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain address or a subdomain in your account. The easy-to-use interface is much more simple in comparison with what other companies offer and you will not have to do anything more complicated than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you will need to log in, go to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. In the small pop-up which will appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port info. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have at least a couple of servers managing the exact same service. If you use a machine from a different company, they might also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record is going to remain functional after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Through a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you are going to be able to employ the intuitive DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting CP. It'll provide you with a quite simple interface to set up a new record for each domain hosted inside the account, so if you would like to use a domain for any purpose, you could create a new SRV record with a few mouse clicks. Via basic text boxes, you'll have to input the service, protocol and port number information, which you ought to have from the company providing you with the service. Additionally, you'll be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you intend 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 when necessary. Moreover, you'll have the option to adjust the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or modify it.