An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to outline the servers that run a specific service for a domain name. Basically, you will be able to use your domain name not just for an Internet site, 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 website with it. If you set up the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it'll employ, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will permit you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain name for a number of purposes and even with different providers in case the same one is unable to provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, included with each and every web hosting plan we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain or a subdomain inside your account. The user-friendly interface is a lot simpler compared to what other companies offer and you will not have to do anything more complex than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you have 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 input the service, protocol and port details. 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 a couple of servers managing the same service. If you use a machine from a different provider, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record will remain operational after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a brand new SRV record for every domain name hosted within a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and will require no more than just a few mouse clicks via a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS management tool inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you could make any record that you need and once you choose SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you must input the record value, the protocol, the service along with the port number and you'll be ready. In addition, if the other company requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values if they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for these 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you've got a lot of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a specific service. Also, you can determine how long the new SRV record will remain active if you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.