An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to identify the servers which run a particular service for a domain name. Put simply, you are able to use your Internet domain not only for a web site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or even a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have a website with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you can select what IP it's going to use, on which port the connection to the specific server will be established along with the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will allow you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain name many different purposes and even with different companies in case the same one cannot provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, bundled with each and every Linux shared web hosting we offer, provides you with an easy means to set up any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain inside 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 complex than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to sign in, check out the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. In the small pop-up that will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port information. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have no less than a couple of servers managing the same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they may also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record will remain operational after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Through a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to use our user-friendly DNS management tool, which is a part of the in-house built Hepsia website hosting CP. It's going to offer you a simple user interface to create a new record for each and every domain name hosted within the account, so if you would like to use a domain name for any purpose, you could create a brand new SRV record with just a couple of clicks. Via simple text boxes, you will have to type in the service, protocol and port number info, which you must have from the company providing you with the service. Also, you're going to be able to select what priority and weight the record will have if you're planning to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The default value for them is 10, but you could set any other value between 1 and 100 when necessary. In addition, you will have the option to change the TTL value from the default 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record will be live in the global DNS system after you erase it or change it.