An SRV record, which stands for Service record, is a DNS entry which is used to identify the servers that run a particular service for a domain. Put simply, you will be 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 example, while you still have an Internet site with it. If you create the SRV record, you can pick what Internet Protocol it will use, on which port the connection to the specific server is going to be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record assuming that there are several SRV records for the exact same service. The second option will enable you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain for various purposes and even with different providers in case the same one cannot provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux cloud website hosting service that we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain name or a subdomain in your account. The user-friendly interface is simpler in comparison with what other companies provide and you won’t have to do anything more complicated than to fill several boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to sign in, go to the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. Within the small pop-up which will appear, you have to enter the service, protocol and port details. You could also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that will matter if you have at least 2 servers handling the same service. If you are using a machine from a different company, they could 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 functional after you modify it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

By using a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you are going to be able to benefit from the easy to work with DNS administration tool, that is a part of the in-house designed Hepsia web hosting CP. It'll provide you with a rather simple interface to set up a new record for each domain name hosted in the account, so if you need to use a domain name for any purpose, you can create a brand new SRV record with a few clicks. Via simple text boxes, you will need to input the service, protocol and port number information, which you must have from the company providing you with the service. In addition, you'll be able to choose what priority and weight the record will have if you're going to use a couple or more machines for the very same service. The default value for them is 10, but you may set any other value between 1 and 100 if needed. In addition, you have the option to change the TTL value from the standard 3600 seconds to a various different value - thus setting the time this record is going to be active in the global DNS system after you delete it or edit it.