An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to identify the servers which run a particular service for a domain name. In other words, you will be able to use your Internet domain not only for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have an Internet site with it. Whenever you set up the SRV record, you can select what IP it is going to use, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established plus the priority and the weight of the record assuming that there are several SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will enable you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this type of DNS records, you can use the same domain address for a number of purposes and even with different companies if the same one cannot provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, provided with each and every Linux hosting package that we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain address or a subdomain within your account. The easy-to-use interface is a lot simpler compared to what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more difficult than to fill a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you will have to sign in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. In the small pop-up that will appear, you have to input the service, protocol and port information. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have at least two servers handling the very same service. If you work with a machine from a different company, they could also ask you to set a TTL value different from the default 3600 seconds. This value defines how long the newly created record will remain functional after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Setting up a brand new SRV record for any domain address hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end will be very easy and is going to take no more than just a few clicks using a user-friendly interface. Using the DNS administration tool within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you are able to create any record you need and once you select SRV as the type, several additional textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you will have to type in the record value, the service, the protocol as well as the port number and you will be all set. Additionally, if the other company requires it, you'll also be able to set the weight and priority values in case they have to be different from the default value, which is 10. The range for these 2 options is from 1 to 100, so you have a lot of possibilities if you use a large number of servers for a specific service. You can also determine how long the newly created SRV record will remain active in case you erase it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.