An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to define the servers that run a certain service for a domain. Basically, you will be able to use your Internet domain not just for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a site with it. If you set up the SRV record, you may choose what Internet Protocol it is going to use, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established plus the priority and the weight of the record provided that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will allow you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you could use the same domain name for a number of purposes and even with different providers if the same one is unable to provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia CP, included with each and every Linux cloud web hosting we offer, will provide you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain or a subdomain within your account. The user-friendly interface is simpler in comparison with what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more complicated 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 click on the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up which will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. 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 2 servers handling the same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they may also require you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Using a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to benefit from the easy to navigate DNS management tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia website hosting CP. It'll offer you a rather simple user interface to create a new record for each domain address hosted in the account, so if you would like to use a domain for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with a couple of mouse clicks. Through very simple text boxes, you will have to type in the service, protocol and port number info, which you should have from the company providing you the service. Also, you are going to be able to pick what priority and weight the record will have if you intend to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. Moreover, you will have the option to adjust the TTL value from the default 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 erase it or change it.