An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to identify the servers that run a particular service for a domain. Quite simply, you will be able to use your Internet domain not only for an Internet site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, as an example, while you still have a site with it. If you set up the SRV record, you may choose what IP it's 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 exact same service. The latter option will allow you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain name 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 Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with each and every Linux cloud hosting that we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you need for a domain or a subdomain inside your account. The user-friendly interface is a lot simpler in comparison with what other companies provide 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 log in, navigate to the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that 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, which will make a difference if you have at least two servers dealing with the exact same service. If you use a machine from a different company, they may also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Because we recognize how irritating it may be to handle DNS records, we'll present you with an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as part of our custom Hepsia CP, so if you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you're going to be able to create an SRV record with no difficulties. We have a step-by-step guide, which will make things so much easier. Using a user-friendly interface, you'll have to enter the info that the other company has supplied you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific directions to change the priority and / or the weight values, you can leave these two options as they are and your brand new record will go live within a matter of minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) can also be set to a custom value, but normally the default value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value reveals the time the record will keep existing after it is edited or deleted.