An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry employed to identify the servers which run a particular service for a domain name. In other words, you are able to use your Internet domain not just for an Internet 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 a site with it. When you set up the SRV record, you may choose what IP it will employ, on which port the connection to the particular server will be established in addition to the priority and the weight of the record assuming that you have several SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will allow you to employ different machines for load balancing and redundancy. Using this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain for a number of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one is unable to provide all services you need.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud hosting that we offer, will provide you with an easy means to create any DNS record that you need for a domain name or a subdomain inside your account. The intuitive interface is simpler compared to what other companies offer and you'll not have to do anything more than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you've got to log in, visit the DNS Records section and click on the "New" button. In the small pop-up which will show up, you have to input the service, protocol and port info. You can even set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, that would make a difference if you have at least a couple of servers dealing with the very 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 default 3600 seconds. This value specifies how long the newly created record will remain functional after you change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Creating a new SRV record for any domain name hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account on our end is going to be very easy and will require no more than a couple of mouse clicks via a user-friendly interface. Through the DNS administration tool in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you are able to create any record that you need and once you choose SRV as the type, several more textboxes will appear on your screen. There, you'll have to type in the record value, the protocol, the service along with the port number and you will be set. Optionally, if the other service provider requires it, you're also going to be able to set the weight and priority values when they have to be different from the standard value, which is 10. The range for these two options is from 1 to 100, so you've got numerous possibilities if you use many servers for a given service. Also, you can define how long the new SRV record will remain live if you delete it in the future by setting a TTL (Time To Live) value for it. By default, the TTL is 3600 seconds.