An SRV record, which is short for Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to outline the servers which run a specific service for a domain. Basically, you can use your domain not only for a website, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or perhaps a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, while you still have a site with it. If you create the SRV record, you may choose what IP it will employ, 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 you have a number of SRV records for the very same service. The latter option will enable you to use 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 if the same one is not able to provide all services you require.

SRV Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia CP, included with each and every Linux cloud hosting that we offer, provides you with an easy means to create any DNS record you require for a domain address or a subdomain in your account. The intuitive interface is simpler compared to what other companies provide and you will not have to do anything more complex than to fill just a few boxes. For a new SRV record, you have to sign in, check out the DNS Records section and then click the "New" button. Within the small pop-up that will show up, you have to enter the service, protocol and port information. You may also set the priority and weight values, which should be between 1 and 100, which will matter if you have at least two servers managing the exact same service. If you work with a machine from a different provider, they might also require you to set a TTL value different from the standard 3600 seconds. This value outlines how long the newly created record is going to remain operational after you change it in the future.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

A brand new SRV record can be created in just seconds for each and every domain address hosted inside a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, used to control the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a really easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record even when you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you could create records via the DNS management tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you choose SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You will need to input the service, port number and protocol information along with the record value in them and the new record is going to be working shortly after that. The priority and weight options may be set to every value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You are able to change each of the two if the other company has asked you to do so. In addition, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record is going to remain active if edited or erased, can also be modified from the default 3600 seconds.