An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to identify the servers which run a particular service for a domain name. Quite simply, you will be able to use your domain not only 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 site with it. Whenever you create the SRV record, you may choose what Internet Protocol it'll employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established along with the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option allows you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you may use the same domain name for a variety of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one is unable to provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, included with each and every web hosting plan that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record you need for a domain or a subdomain within your account. The intuitive interface is much more simple in comparison with what other companies offer and you won’t have to do anything more complex than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to sign in, visit the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Inside the small pop-up that will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port details. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will make a difference if you have at least a couple of servers managing the same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they might also ask you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you edit it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

By using a semi-dedicated server solution from us, you're going to be able to use our intuitive DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia website hosting CP. It will give you a quite simple interface to set up a new record for each domain hosted within the account, so if you would like to use a domain address for any purpose, you can create a completely new SRV record with just a few clicks. Through basic text boxes, you'll have to type in the service, protocol and port number details, which you ought to have from the company providing you with the service. Moreover, you're going to be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you are planning to use a couple or more machines for the same service. The standard value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. In addition, you'll have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - in this way setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you remove it or modify it.